Why Trump Is A Threat To Key US-Foreign Relations

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Donald Trump sent shock waves through the political sphere last week when he accepted the congratulatory call of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. This is the first call a US President has had with Taiwan since Jimmy Carter agreed to the “One China” policy in 1979, specifying a set of protocols for US-China relations, including that Taiwan not be recognized as an independent state. This call has left ordinary Americans across the country in a state of shock, and seriously questioning whether their President-elect truly is up to the job. China is our most valuable trading partner, and further tensions between our countries could have devastating consequences for our economy.

This is not the first time Trump has stepped on the toes of some of our key allies and trading partners. Trump also mentioned during his campaign that he would remain ‘neutral’ on the Israel-Palestine conflict, which outraged many Jewish Americans who depend on the United States to protect their homeland. Israel is also a key ally in the war on terror, and if Trump damages this relationship he could seriously compromize our foreign policy objectives in the Middle East such as liberating Syria.

Trump also mentioned that if Saudi Arabia didn’t treat him with respect and reverence by rolling out a red carpet on his arrival, as they refused to do for Obama, he would tell the pilot to head back home. This greatly upset Saudi Arabia, who are also a key ally in the war on terror and a key trading partner in the weapons industry, further compromizing our trade and foreign policy in the Middle East. In addition Trump has threatened to abolish or completely change the purpose of NATO, an organization essential to combating Russian aggression and expansionism.

Every-day Americans are starting to worry about Trump’s willingness to challenge long-standing allies of the United States and tear up long-held agreements such as the “Once China” policy, and what this signifies about his ability to lead this country professionally and responsibly. This may signal the beginning of Trump’s meltdown, and he hasn’t even assumed office yet. No doubt, ordinary citizens across the country will be closely following CNN and MSNBC to see how this plays out, and their judgement of Trump’s legacy could well be harsh and unforgiving.

richandrenee

He’s an amateur and a dangerous gambler – he’ll most likely start WW3.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Oh definitely – taking a call from a runaway, renegade, terrorist state like Taiwan is a direct threat to China. China is the fastest growing economy and will soon dominate the world – we need to be respectful of their wishes and tread softly. If China decides to react aggressively to this, things could get bloody very fast.

We’re supposed to be having World War III with RUSSIA, not China! Has Trump completely lost his mind??

trav777

well, china is also a grave threat according to the neocon thinktanks which guide our Israel policy. But having trump start a war isn’t the answer. China, under Hillary, would need to be “confronted” and their aggression and expansionism curtailed by the “indispensable nation.” With Trump, this would just be “war.”

Answering a phone call is egregious, almost as bad as stopping for fuel. And who the hell is Trump to expect to be treated with respect by the Saudis? Obama has shown us how to appropriately behave by bowing to them. Hillary also by taking billions of their dollars and running a foreign policy according to their whims and directions. We can’t have a new administration rocking the boat like this.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Trump doesn’t seem to understand that we ALREADY HAVE foreign policy goals in place! We don’t need some outsider coming in and completely redesigning our foreign policy from the ground up. He has NO RIGHT to do that! This right belongs to the foreign policy experts, think tanks and advisory committees who have been plotting our strategy overseas for DECADES! He cannot just go in there and sabotage all that work!

Black Lives Matter

Exactly right. No Chinaman ever called me “Black Lies Matter” or something like that. Putin’s goons, in contrast, continue to come out in force to promote Russian propaganda and attack People of Color. We need WWIII with RUSSIA, not China.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

China got where they are through hard work – whereas white people, including Russia, got their wealth through exploitation. This is the age of China, and Trump needs to shut up and accept that the East will dominate the world for the foreseeable future. We must all resign to this fact – there is no denying it, and no stopping it.

KittyKittyBangBang
KittyKittyBangBang

the don can can take out the 1% pretty easily considering there 90% coffin Dodgers….people are slowly realising this

TrueDat
TrueDat

Trump is a huge threat to foreign relations, those existing ones. He seeks to fix the mess generated by the banksters and other ilk at the top.

Thanks Obummer.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Mess? Obama has engineered the best recovery in US history! NFPs have been positive almost every month under his Presidency! The stock market has made record highs! Are you nuts? We have a GREAT economy! This is Obama’s gift to Trump, and no doubt Trump will squander it!

Alexander
Alexander

Mess generated at the top!!!???? It is inarguable that the United States remains the world’s only superpower because of the leadership of our country’s establishment political, financial, and academic systems and their progressive march towards equality of gender, racial, and sexual preference, and fortunately the wise decisions of the poor to vote for a better future by re-electing the establishment. For at least the past three decades, the mess has been generated by the MIDDLE.

trav777

Yes. A “free Syria” is democracy in action. A free Taiwan is terrorism. ONE CHINA. But a whole bunch of Yugoslavias.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

The One China policy is in the interests of ordinary Americans. If it wasn’t, then why would every accredited media outlet be criticizing Trump for breaking it?

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Trump may secretly idolize Chiang Kai-shek, and may plan to remain president for decades as a dictator. The Trump presidency will probably be as corrupt as Chiang Kai-shek’s regime. The Taiwanese reject the egalitarianism of mainlain China.

Here is PRC cyber hug for everybody: ☺☭☭☭☭☺☭☭☭☭☺☭☭☭☭☺☭☭☭☭

richandrenee

Thanks Sugarlock.

TrueDat
TrueDat

It really hurts that many of the AT readers are so closed minded and racist that they cant accept Donald Trump as President. All the hate speech seen here indicates how they truely are.

Wookie in 2020!

gdpbull
gdpbull

Troll!! The Hillary had the most votes and should be president if it weren’t for the archaic idea that all regions of the country should have a say.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

The word is spelled “truly,” not “truely.” Didn’t you read the article yesterday called “Alt Right Learn To Write?”

richandrenee

Gosh they’re hateful.

KittyKittyBangBang
KittyKittyBangBang

yous a dummy sugarlock its spelt not spelled …… even i no that

drb6
drb6

Spelled in US, spelt in UK English. Go back to your racist cave, ignorant Neanderthal. We do not need anyone from colonial oppressor countries here.

drb6
drb6

Sugarlock, let me suggest you a way to cope with these nasty, brutal, uneducated, hateful trolls:
1. Create a safe space. Turn on some relaxing music, and close your eyes. Imagine you are in a very safe space, where you feel comfortable and completely at ease.
2. Imagine a comforting image. When you’re feeling really distressed, imagine a person, place or animal that feels safe and nurturing. I suggest imagining Hillary Clinton in Oval office.
3. Practice a symbolic release. Cut out strips of paper. On each strip, jot down one thing that’s troubling you. Put the strips in a jar. Shake up the jar, and then release the strips of paper in a symbolic way. For instance, you might bury them in your backyard, create a bonfire or throw them in the ocean.
4. Create a collage of your feelings. Look through magazines to find images that express your emotions. Glue these images onto a piece of paper. When your collage is complete, journal about the images you created. Ask yourself: “What are you trying to tell me?”

It’s important to process our emotions. If your feelings seem too big to manage, work with a psychotherapist who integrates art into their practice. This can help you “express and explore your feelings creatively and safely.”

http://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/8-creative-techniques-cope-painful-emotions

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Thanks for the tips. I clicked the link. I think scribbling, tearing up paper, and burning up my troubling emotions in the wood stove will probably be enough. That way I don’t have to ask my wife to drive me down to the Safe Zones at the university so much. (It’s hard for me to drive when I’m crying.)

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

You can’t be racist against whites, idiot! Go back to Critical Race Theory 101!

KittyKittyBangBang
KittyKittyBangBang

@trudat yous stupid … wookies aint real

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

Trump, highly esteemed with his superiors genetically white brains, and in complete collusion with others white brains, is truely a threat to the non-white nations…he should be 50pts ahead in the polls.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Mr. Black Flies, I don’t have time to teach you how to spell and punctuate. The staff at the Safe Zone at the university here wanted to know why I was crying so much yesterday. I showed them your comments and Mr. Kitty’s (and the down-votes). They thought that you two were either drunk or typing with your toes. Please read yesterday’s article again (“Alt Right Learn to Write”).

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Hillary actually WAS 50 points ahead according to many accredited polls, and yet Trump somehow won. We KNOW it was rigged by the Russians, and we’re GOING to get a RECOUNT. MARK MY WORDS!

richandrenee

At least 50 points maybe more.

drb6
drb6

I guess Black Flies Matter is back from his NC KKK meeting in Roxboro. When is your next cross-burning?

Justofftheturniptruck
Justofftheturniptruck

Sublime.
ROFL!
Thank you.

richandrenee

How exactly is this funny Mr. Turniptruck. If Million Dollar were in the office he’d tell you right off.

It’s people like you who make it impossible for him to work more than a few hours a day!!

KittyKittyBangBang
KittyKittyBangBang

@justofthetuniptruck ….. these libtards hate the don ……. thats not funny

Alexander
Alexander

Thank you AT! Trump remaining neutral on the Israel-Palestine conflict is egregiously anti-semitic, particularly against the patriotic dual-citizenship Jewish-American politicians who have served our country as lobbyists, in think tanks, and throughout all the recent administrations in orders of magnitude above the actual amount of dual citizenship Jewish-Americans living in the United States. In the realm of foreign policy, no other segment of the population has accomplished more (and been thanked less) than our dual-citizenship politicians, and their foreign policy accomplishments are particularly astounding considering that they were able to accomplish so much for spreading progressive values with only part of their allegiance. If not for their efforts, the Middle East would be much less safe for the LGBT community, which shows Trumps homophobia. Also, it goes without saying that Trump remaining neutral is also blatantly islamophobic.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

You’re totally right. Trump’s ‘neutral’ stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict is both anti-Semitic and Islamaphobic. On the one hand, he refuses to commit to defending Israel, our greatest ally in the war on terror, and on the other hand he is ignoring the plight of the many struggling Muslims in Palestine. Absolutely disgusting!

TrueDat
TrueDat

Go trump go!

TrueDat
TrueDat

Sugarlok, one proven way to relaxandforgat about all this is to pick something, like cotton.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

We are not speaking!!

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