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The Ironic Curtain

© Jen Sorensen

How long can Trump supporters keep believing the lies spewing from the right-wing media?

At some point, even the right will start getting pissed off at Trump.

For example, during the campaign, Trump was a font of nasty rhetoric against China, promising to label China a currency manipulator on day one (he didn’t) and to impose big tariffs on Chinese imports to the US (again, didn’t happen). The only thing Trump actually did was to talk to the leader of Taiwan after the election (and perhaps even initiated the call), which plenty pissed off the mainland Chinese government.

But on Thursday night, Trump had his first talk with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, and Trump rolled over like a dog and was “extremely deferential“. In a complete flip-flop from the call between him and Taiwan, Trump affirmed the “One China” policy and promised to do nothing to recognize or even imply the legitimacy of Taiwan or its independence.

So much for Trump’s promise to put America first. Maybe he’s tired of “winning”.



  1. Yudith wrote:

    Knew it. Trump is not tired of winning, he just recognizes a good business opportunity when he sees one. China seized him correctly; they knew he would be all bark and no bite in front of his major supplier. That’s why they were all “It’s just a tiny misunderstanding, ha ha, everyone makes mistakes” when Trump took this phone call from Taiwan.
    Now Canada is trying to wiggle the same toy in front of Trump; every spokesperson organizing the meeting between Trudeau and Trump is all like “Canada buys a lot! Canada is money! You like money, don’t you? Yes you do!”, hoping that Trump doesn’t bite the hand when he seizes the toy.

    Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:39 am | Permalink
  2. notycoon22 wrote:

    For years, I’ve been a regular user of our local YMCA. Mornings, there are a bunch of us grey haired guys throwing around some weights and pumping the ellipticals. During the election, Trump’s name regularly came up. Due to a bit of vertigo and some really lousy weather and a bit of laziness on my part, I missed the Y for December and most of January. Upon returning, I am amazed that I have not heard one person mention Trump. Not once. Oh, they still insist on having Faux news up on the monitors in the weight room, but nobody is talking. I find it curious because folks who couldn’t quit talking about him three months ago have gone silent.

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 8:14 pm | Permalink