Telling Donald Trump what to do and how to behave probably isn’t a smart move, no matter how powerful you are.
Trump didn’t get where he is in life listening to anyone who told him to back off or tone down his rhetoric. If he had, he wouldn’t be headed for the White House.
However, he may have just run into his biggest and most powerful opponent yet. They’re pushing back against Trump’s tough talk and it could cost the U.S. “big league.”
Yahoo News reports:
Donald Trump is a “diplomatic rookie” who must learn not to cross Beijing on issues like trade and Taiwan, Chinese state media said Tuesday, warning America could pay dearly for his naivety.
Trump’s protocol-shattering call with Taiwan’s president and a subsequent Twitter tirade against Beijing’s policies could risk upending the delicate balance between the world’s two largest economies, major media outlets said. (…)
Noting that Sino-US relations had reached a delicate equilibrium thanks to years of careful management, an editorial in the paper warned that Trump “can make a lot of noise but that does not exempt him from the rules of the major power game,” adding that he “doesn’t have sufficient resources” to be provocative with China.
But isn’t that the point: That this “delicate equilibrium thanks to years of careful management” had paid great dividends for China, but few to the United States?
Odds are that Trump will ignore China’s bluster, and even call their bluff, in order to negotiate terms with that communist nation that are more favorable to Americans.
If his campaign rhetoric is any indication, America’s days of tiptoeing around that dictatorship may be coming to an end. If China sounds like they’re panicking, maybe they have a right to.
Credit: Yahoo! News