Media knocks Trump for opening up lines of communication with important world leaders


Media belittles important world leaders currently in contact with Trump

(INTELLIHUB) — While the New York Times would like readers to believe that the President-elect’s early on meetings with important, yet often forgotten, world leaders may upset “decades of diplomacy” achieved by the past few Administrations — the reality is quite the contrary as new lines of communication  and dialogues are being opened up.

On Friday President-elect Trump spoke with the President Tasi Ing-wen of Taiwan, making him the first President-elect to do so in 37 years.

Taiwan’s President Ing-wen reached out to the President-elect via telephone to congratulate Mr. Trump on his recent win, prompting the New York Times to report that the conversation may somehow ‘infuriate China’ and ruin what other Admins have built, suggesting the call should have been routed through Beijing first.

When addressing why it matters the New York Times reported:

The call with President Tsai Ing-wen risks infuriating China, which wants to bring Taiwan back under mainland rule. By honoring the Taiwanese president with a formal call, Mr. Trump’s transition team implicitly suggests that it considers Taiwan an independent state. The U.S. has declined to recognize Taiwan since 1979, when it shifted recognition to the government in Beijing. Taiwan itself has yet to declare formal independence. Mr. Trump tweeted, “The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency.”

This statement makes me question why we, the U.S., even cares about what China thinks — after all, they have been ripping us off for years and they just keep the poisonous junk coming, millions of worthless products which we are allowing them to import. China is becoming a massive superpower, profiting off hardworking Americans who are forced to buy their products at Walmart and other chain outlets.

The bottom line is that the President of Taiwan is her own person and can call and thank the President-elect if she wants, it’s that simple. It’s called communication. It’s a good thing in today’s world.

The New York Times also attacked Trump for meeting with Rodrigo Duterte, the President of the Philippines, on Friday, citing how “Mr. Duterte has been accused of gross human rights abuses, referred to President Obama as a “son of a bitch” and declared his country’s “separation” from the U.S. during a recent trip to Beijing.”

But rather than President Barack Obama running and hiding from this man, the President-elect opened up a new line of communication and a new beginning. I mean let’s face it, if our leaders can’t communicate with one another how would anything ever get done? How would anything ever change for the better? Communication is a major element to advancing as a nation and it is imperative that lines of communication must remain open and new ones must be built.

The New York Times piece then went on to bash Trump for wanting to meet the leader of Pakistan, claiming the new relationship may ‘alienate India.’ However, again we see that this is nothing more than an attempt to make readers believe it’s a good thing to leave all lines of communication and any doors between world leaders closed off.

Additionally the piece insinuated that the President-elect ‘brushed off’ the British Prime Minister on Nov. 10, in a unconventional move that may urk the royals.

“Mr. Trump spoke to nine other leaders before British Prime Minister Theresa May, an unusual break with the two countries’ long-standing special relationship,” according to the NYT.

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