Trump speaks with the Taiwanese president - becoming the first president-elect to do so in 37 years in move that is likely to infuriate China
President-elect Trump strayed from the diplomatic tradition of his predecessors on Friday with a phone call to the Taiwanese leader, a move that is likely to anger Chinese officials.
The businessman's spokesman confirmed he had spoken with President Tsai Ing-wen who offered him her congratulations.
Trump later tweeted about their conversation. 'The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you!' he wrote.
It is the first time a US president or president-elect has spoken with Taiwan's leader directly since Jimmy Carter abandoned diplomatic relations with its government in 1979.
I guess Trump and Mad Dog will show China and Iran, plus whoever else says 'unfair things' who is boss. I hope we do not run out of troops and ammo.
Donald Trump is not going to Make America Great Again but he will also Make Mexico Great Again when he doesn't bend over to China's demands.More businesses will probably move to Mexico/Central America. I've been seeing quite a few things with "Made in Mexico" or "Made in Honduras" tags lately.
He doesn't know. And he doesn't know he doesn't know. (And how would he, seeing he doesn't attend intelligence briefings). It's not the end of the world. But it's what we must deal with for the next four years.
Just send all the blood thirsty neocons to wage war with the world, they want ground troops in the middle east and want to wage war with China as well. Bye bye. Of course what happens when they do that is they complain about their kids coming home with PTSD and blame their behavior on the war, right Palin? You got what you deserved!
Once again, the media twists the truth.
Now call the Dalai Lama.
ILOVEUSANY -> Portlandia
He shouldn't anger China. Where can he get his clothing line made for cents on the dollar?
Tom -> Buckeye Forever
He is the biggest embarrassment that has ever happened to this country.
US presidents have historically sided with Beijing's position that Taiwan is part of China while at the same time selling Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment. Childish games! Just like the Rhodes brothers from Obama's admin playing games again right now. The President of Taiwan called Trump.
Don't make them too mad Donnie, or they'll stop production on Ivanka's wares.
sdavis1990 -> CD64
He moved those manufacturing plants to Ethiopia earlier this year. Makes you wonder.
China is a communist godless land. Who cares if we anger them.
Helping u. getaclue -> Yoyo66
You will when our economy collapses and your president and his cronies are run out of the office.
Trump stated that the Taiwanese president initiated the call. I don't see how this will tick off the mainland any more than anything else he's said since he started campaigning.
China stops production of smartphones, US caves. Trumps returns to his tower never to be seen again.
Maybe that's why he moved his manufacturing plants from China to Ethiopia earlier this year. He won't have to pay the high taxes he is supposed to put into effect with China. He knew things were going to change.