Donald Trump’s telephone call with Taiwan’s president has apparently sent overseas’ press into states of uproar.
But when you look at the where the bad press is coming from, one could actually make the case that it’s good for Trump. Why?
Because the latest criticisms of Trump are coming from a nation that’s not exactly known for freedom – and if that country’s upset with the president-elect, then you could make the case that the president-elect is definitely doing something right.
Truly, does America need to worry about bad press from communist China?
China’s Foreign Ministry, for instance, said it had lodged “stern representations” with authorities in order to make clear America’s handling of Taiwan in the upcoming adminsitration ought not tip the scales of diplomacy in a disturbing manner, Reuters reported.
And China’s English language newspaper, the China Daily, called the telephone conversation as a sign that “exposed nothing but the inexperience Trump and his transition team have in dealing with foreign affairs,” Reuters reported.
And here’s another, from the Global Times, a newspaper that works under the thumb of the Communist Party’s own People’s Daily, which called Trump “bluffing and unpredictable.”
The Global Times went on, Reuters reported: “It seems that Trump is still taking advantage of his perceived fickleness and unpredictability to make some choppy waves in the Taiwan Straits to see if he can gain some bargaining chips before he is sworn in.”
Again: So what?
Let China rail and moan. Since when did America need to take its policy and political marching points from a communist country?