Donald Trump didn’t waste time letting China know he was going to play their game when he had the phone conversation with Taiwan. This was a planned and calculated to making America great again by showing China who was boss!
“He took the call, accepted her congratulations and good wishes and it was precisely that,” Vice President-elect Mike Pence explained Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
China of course didn’t waste any time voicing their disapproval saying that this was a sign that American’s elected an inexperienced President.
But, some believe that this wasn’t necessary, and told Trump to approach China in a different way.
America will have very different relations with Taiwan which will be a slap in the face to China. Reince Priebus, who is Chairman of the Republican National Committee has visited Taiwan twice, in 2011 and 2015, and met Tsai before the elections that made her president.
Taiwan Foreign Minister David Lee considers Priebus a friend of Taiwan, and said that the island believes that his appointing as Trump’s chief of staff was “good news” for the island, as reported by the local news media.
“There was no policy discussion, and everyone involved is well aware of the ‘One China’ policy,” Richard Grenell, an American media commentator and former diplomat stated with a reference to Nixon “shift,” and their formal direct ties with Beijing.
The US has a military relationship with Taiwan, but the embassy there has been closed since 1979. Republican administrations have had an interesting views about Taiwan’s democracy, but there has been no public discussion with Taiwan so far.
Trump’s tweeted on Sunday saying, “Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency, heavily tax our products going into their country or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don’t think so!”
And since when did the US need Beijing’s approval to talk with Taiwan?
The message said that “the president of the United States [will] talk to whomever he wants if he thinks it’s in the interest of the United States, and nobody in Beijing gets to dictate who we talk to.”