President Donald Trump has been accusing China of meddling in U.S. elections, and while they deny it, he pointed out the latest evidence — a four-page propaganda insert from a Chinese government-run media company printed in the Des Moines Register and designed to undermine the Trump administration’s trade policies.
As China retaliates against Trump’s efforts to realign U.S.-China trade relations, Trump is coming to the realization that he and the Chinese president may no longer be on “friendly terms.” At a press conference Wednesday, Trump said of the Chinese president, “He may not be a friend of mine anymore but I think he probably respects me.”
China is actually placing propaganda ads in the Des Moines Register and other papers, made to look like news. That’s because we are beating them on Trade, opening markets, and the farmers will make a fortune when this is over! pic.twitter.com/ppdvTX7oz1
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2018
When Trump was campaigning, he vowed to strengthen our international relationships and get them on the right foot.
One of the first world leaders he reached out to was the president of China, Xi Jinping.
The two met and seemingly got along well enough that Trump leaned on China to get North Korea straightened out.
Initially, everything seemed fine, but the Chinese eventually held backroom meetings with North Korea to egg Kim on regarding his careless behavior towards the United States, Japan, and South Korea.
Now, the Chinese are apparently placing propaganda ads designed to undermine the Trump administration in our very own newspapers.
President Trump can live without a few extra friends, but being disrespected by the Chinese is not acceptable.
China is one of many countries that have been taking advantage of the United States for decades.
Trump is trying to rectify that. But now someone he once called a friend has turned the tables on him.
The president’s history has shown that once someone betrays him, the gloves come off.
To this point, Trump has been receptive and actually nice to China, but we suspect those days are numbered.
China clearly has an agenda and crossed the line, and we fully expect Trump to hold them accountable.