Donald Trump talks to Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen, Western media implodes
Donald Trump accepted a phone call from Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen last Friday, breaking with decades of U.S. foreign policy.
NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen on Friday in a major departure from decades of U.S. policy in Asia.
Trump tweeted last Friday, “The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you!”
About and hour later, he then tweeted, “Interesting how the U.S. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call.”
During an approximately 10 minute phone call, Tsai and Trump talked about improving Taiwan’s economy and strengthening its defense.
Tsai expressed hope the U.S. and Taiwan would “establish a closer cooperative relationship.”
Trump also congratulated Tsai on her election win earlier this year.
Whether or not Trump intentionally or unknowingly set off this latest diplomatic crap storm, it’s a good thing for Taiwan.
As for how China is going to react and what they’re going to say — who cares?
President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday. REUTERS
Trump tweeted last Friday, “The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you!” REUTERS
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