Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald Gives Donald Trump Lesson on China Blunder

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It is now widely known that Donald Trump has already experienced his first major foreign policy blunder and that it has to do with China, one of the most powerful countries on the planet. The breadth of Trump’s mistake is staggering, and the ignorance of he and his supporters something to behold, as Newsweek‘s Kurt Eichenwald explained this morning on twitter:

“There are so many self-assured tweets from Trump supporters that clearly know nothing about foreign policy on China that it is breathtaking.”

One would imagine that the fact that China has lodged an official complaint over the incident would have some meaning, but apparently, Trump and his followers are serious about facts being passé.

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In a series of tweets, Eichenwald then proceeded to lecture Donald Trump on what he has done and how to go about fixing it. First, he informs Trump that he has violated a policy going all the way back to Republican president Richard M. Nixon:

Second, if Trump doesn’t believe Eichenwald, he can check with conservative China experts, who will fill him in:

The rest is self-explanatory, or would be if we were dealing with anyone but Trump:

Trump defended himself by pointing to weapons sales:

To which Eichenwald answered,

We are dealing, obviously, with a Trump who believes ignorance is the answer to uncongenial facts. He either doesn’t know and doesn’t care to know, or does know and just doesn’t care, as his numerous missed intelligence briefings suggest.

He had already proven himself unworthy of the office he now occupies in a dozen different ways, but one event stands out, and that is when China disrespected President Obama and Trump reacted by saying he would have left in a huff.

Trump lacks both the temperament and the judgment to serve as president, and if this recent fiasco is be the norm for Trump’s foreign policy (he has also upset India by saying he is going to visit Pakistan), the entire world is in for a rocky four years, and Trump won’t have to actively dismantle NATO; it will simply be torn apart as a result of Trump being Trump.