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Sun Dec 4, 2016, 08:39 PM

Trumps Taiwan phone call was long planned, say people who were involved

Trump’s Taiwan phone call was long planned, say people who were involved


Donald Trump’s protocol-breaking telephone call with Taiwan’s leader was an intentionally provocative move that establishes the incoming president as a break with the past, according to interviews with people involved in the planning.

The historic communication — the first between leaders of the United States and Taiwan since 1979 — was the product of months of quiet preparations and deliberations among Trump’s advisers about a new strategy for engagement with Taiwan that began even before he became the GOP presidential nominee, according to people involved in or briefed on the talks.


Trump sent a pair of Twitter messages Sunday that echoed his campaign-stump blasts against China.

“Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into their country (the U.S. doesn’t tax them) or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea?” he asked. “I don’t think so!”


The United States does impose a tax on Chinese goods — 2.9 percent for non-farm goods and 2.5 percent for agricultural products.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-taiwan-phone-call-was-weeks-in-the-planning-say-people-who-were-involved/2016/12/04/f8be4b0c-ba4e-11e6-94ac-3d324840106c_story.html?utm_term=.e4897ae60dc5

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TubbersUK Dec 2016 OP
roamer65 Dec 2016 #1
spanone Dec 2016 #2
TeamPooka Dec 2016 #3
global1 Dec 2016 #4
UTUSN Dec 2016 #5
Caliman73 Dec 2016 #6

Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 08:43 PM

1. War with China in 2017.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 09:20 PM

2. and then he lied again...he said SHE CALLED HIM.

if this is true, he's more dangerous than any of us can imagine

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 09:36 PM

3. I guess Trump doesn't want to buy any more cheap steel.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 10:32 PM

4. What A Crock...

this is a fabricated lie that was just made up to hide Trump's incompetence.

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Response to global1 (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 10:35 PM

5. Especially since he & all around him never expected to win. "Planned for months"?!1 n/t

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 10:40 PM

6. Bullshit!!

Trump has been planning to build hotels and resorts in Taiwan and had sent representatives prior to the election. This is about what it is always about to Trump; making himself money.

The asshole is wiling to risk economic and/or military war with China to make a business deal with Taiwan.

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