There has been a bit of bile on the Left thinking that Trump caved in to China on the issue Taiwan’s independence. They’re desperate for a win.
Except that Trump never threatened to throw the One China Policy aside. What’s all this hysteria about. He didn’t commit on the whole issue before or after becoming president & obviously the decision was made to leave it in place, without caveat or coercion. This is a non-issue. People are making up scenarios to replace news. What do we call that now? Fake news.
According to a White House readout of the late-night call, Trump and Xi “discussed numerous topics and President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor [the] ‘one China’ policy.” The White House version of events does not add any information about the policy discussed during the call, only that diplomats will soon “engage in discussions and negotiations on various issues of mutual interest.” The White House emphasized that the call was “extremely cordial” and was expected to be the first of many such conversations. …
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