Before Japan invaded China in World War II China was in the midst of a civil war between the nationalist government and communist. They ceased fighting each other (somewhat) to fight the Japanese. After the war they picked up where they left off and when the commies won the nationalist fled to the island of Formosa (now Taiwan) and both declared themselves the rightful rulers of all of China.
The Peoples Republic of China (PRC) rules the mainland and most nations recognize them (they have a permanent seat on the United Nation’s Security Council, they have a large military, everybody does business with them, they own 17 % of U.S. debt, etc).
The Republic of China (ROC) rules the island and they’re only recognized by 22 nations. Interesting note: The Vatican recognizes them but embassies to them have to be located in Rome, so Taiwan’s embassy to the Vatican is technically located in a nation that doesn’t recognize them. It’s kinda like the New York’s Jets and Giants being located in New Jersey…and New Jersey refused to acknowledge their existence.
The U.S. does not recognize Taiwan and the PRC is really touchy about it. We can’t even pretend to give them credibility. So when Dumbass-Elect took a phone call from the ROC (which his staff initiated) it didn’t sit well with China and was another display of the man’s ignorance. He’s not doing well with foreign diplomacy. He told the British Prime Minister “If you travel to the US, you should let me know,” and then proceeded to tell her who she should appoint as ambassador to the U.S. He told Pakistan’s president during their “fantastic” phone call that he wants to visit their nation (lots of issues with that. A lot).
Appointing Nazis to his cabinet, naming a Secretary of Defense who’s legally prohibited from taking the job, naming an Attorney General who doesn’t support voting rights, a Secretary of Education who hates public education, and Ben Dr. Doofus Carson as Secretary of HUD, the man’s transition wouldn’t be complete without starting World War III by committing a snafu.
A president-elect does not do what Trump does. While retweeting tweets from 16-year-olds and tweeting criticism at Saturday Night Live and Alec Baldwin, Trump doesn’t have time for intelligence briefings. His chat with the president of Taiwan shows that Donald Trump can’t afford to miss intelligence briefings.
Placing national security and U.S. relations in turmoil is worth the risk to Donald Trump if he can get a phone call to receive a compliment.
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You really are an idiot, to the Nth Degree! How could you possibly compare Trump to Castro? Castro was a mad murderer and a tyrant who kept the Cuban people captive on their island! He made it hard for anyone who protested his regime by just out and out killing them! Castro made it nearly impossible for anyone to leave, no boats for anyone and, if the citizens who did try to leave were caught on the ocean trying to make it to the USA, he had sand dumped on them to drown them in shark infested waters! Castro was a tyrant that wanted to keep the Cuban people captive in the island of Cuba! He was a dictator! Trump wants to try and keep the very same kinds of tyrants from coming to our nation. Instead of trying to destroy America and our Constitution, like Clinton wanted to do, Trump wants to rebuild our nation and make our nation great again! Leftist loon idiots, like you, would prefer that a mass murderer like Hillary Clinton be your dictator rather than a man who wants to be a great leader and make our nation prosperous! That is why you wear your Che Guevera t-shirts and burn the American flag! You, fool, have your priorities completely screwed up! You actually hate Trump because he doesn’t fit into your idea of what you want America to be like, as it would have been under the control of a Clinton regime!
How do you breathe without an oxygen tank? You have displayed the kind of ignorance that only the truly unaware are capable of.
wow…a mass murderer won the popular vote by >2.5M votes. A country that stupid would probably elect a con-man for a president.
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@Randall Thompson, I think you’re on the wrong blog. If you saw “Castro” anywhere on this page before you wrote it, you’re hallucinating. Regardless, I think you’d be happier on the Breitbart site or watching Faux News on TV. Your rant will not be considered interesting or even amusing here. Maybe you could check out Politifact next time, before you consider posting such hate-filled, fallacious drivel.
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