Written by DML
I promised my family there would be no Walk & Talk this weekend. But, boy oh boy, was I itching to go online yesterday to address the naysayers who think the president is flip-flopping on China. But, I keep my promises and, thus, I stayed offline on Saturday afternoon.
I wanted to tell you my hunch. I wanted to explain how the president is playing China like a grand piano. He isn’t flip-flopping at all. He is telling China what it needs and wants to hear in order to address a much bigger problem than money. President Trump is trying to protect the world from a psycho who rules in North Korea and is chomping at the bit to kill Americans and our allies. Without China, stopping North Korea will require major military action, and the president does not want to go to war. So, he is dealing with China in friendlier terms, and, along the way, getting them to buy our coal.
Turns out, my hunch was correct. The president took to Twitter on Sunday morning to respond to comments about his new outlook on China as a currency manipulator.
During his campaign, Donald Trump said he would be tough on China if elected president. He often stated that China manipulates its currency in an attempt to undermine the U.S. economy. But, now that he is president, Donald Trump is speaking differently. He is no longer pushing the “currency manipulator” narrative, and, in doing so, has ruffled some feathers within his base of supporters who are now claiming he is a flip-flopper.
However, the president sent out a tweet on Sunday morning that reads like a hidden message, of sorts. Is his tweet telling supporters to read between the lines with his new approach? I say yes.
“Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!”
Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2017
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