Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Is FLG The Only One Who

...thinks that Trump's call to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen might have actually been savvy genius?  

Think about it.   Right now is the least risky time to call.  Or rather there is complete plausible deniability.     He's not actually in office, so it's not an official-official call from the President.   Also, the State Department can look at the Chinese, shrug and say with a straight-face, Sorry, he's new at this.    He literally has zero foreign policy experience.

So, he gets to show some support to Taiwan, but has a get out of jail free card of sorts.  Call now, shrug and apology.    Call a year from now.   Big issue.

1 comment:

Andrew Stevens said...

Yes, you're the only one. Trump received the call; he didn't make it. However, I don't actually believe this is any sort of big deal. My wife argues that it isn't a big deal in itself but it signifies a problem if he took the call out of incompetence. My response is that we already know full well that Trump is incompetent; that's a big part of the reason why he won the GOP primary. So the whole incident really is much ado about nothing.

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