Twitter Has A Field Day With Super Noob Donald Trump’s Latest Ridiculous Foreign Policy Fail

Donald Trump just gave us a glimpse into what the future holds for us, and it’s downright terrifying

Friday, the President-elect took a call from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, the first known politician to do so in decades, and China is furious.

It has been a longstanding policy that the U.S. does not acknowledge Taiwan as a separate state apart from China. The U.S. has broken diplomatic relations with Taiwan since 1979, and there has been a “One China” policy in place. By taking that call, Trump acknowledged Taiwan’s government and upended decades of relationship building with China.

After the call, Trump’s transition team released a statement that said the two talked about “the close economic, political, and security ties . . . between Taiwan and the United States.” Trump also congratulated President Tsai on winning her election earlier this year — an election the Chinese government was infuriated by to the point of cutting off all communication with the island and has refused to acknowledge.

While Trump is within his rights as the newly elected president to define new diplomatic relations and strategies, huge, unplanned turnabouts like this are what set the stage for wars.


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The Chinese government also released a statement in response, saying the US should continue to acknowledge the One China policy, but if Trump persists in pursuing a separate relationship with Taiwan after his inauguration, Shen Dingli, a professor of international relations at Fudan University in Shanghai, said China would take drastic action:

I would close our embassy in Washington and withdraw our diplomats. I would be perfectly happy to end the relationship. I don’t know how you are then going to expect China to cooperate on Iran and North Korea and climate change. You are going to ask Taiwan for that?

China has also been in contact with the White House.

With the world’s second largest economy and a growing military, China, and our relationship with them should be taken seriously.

In true Trump fashion, he hopped on Twitter and blamed Taiwan.

When Trump heard that he had broken China’s trust, naturally he did what any true diplomat would do and ran to Twitter to defend himself.

Naturally, Twitter scorched him:

Dan Rather also weighed in on Facebook, saying:

There is no bigger touchstone to the stability of the far rim of the Pacific than the issue of Taiwan. We do not yet know what precipitated this apparent gross breach of established American protocol, but the damage may already have been done. This is deeply serious business.

Others believe Trump is opening a relationship with Taiwan because he has an interest in building a hotel on the island. While Trump has promised to leave his business in the hands of his children, it’s still worrying that he would have potential conflicts of interest if he navigates foreign policy knowingly around his business interests.


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This is our future, folks. A Twitter president with limited knowledge of nuances surrounding foreign policy. His supporters are gleeful of this fact, saying he’ll “shake things up” — but shaking up decades of diplomacy isn’t necessarily a good thing.


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