If CNN thinks China is so trigger-happy -- so violent -- so bloodthirsty -- that it will start World War III over Trump taking a congratulatory call from Taiwan's president, then what does that make of President Obama selling arms to Taiwan?
Or did no one at that fake news network bother to Gogle?
From CNN one year ago:
Despite strong opposition from China, the Obama administration authorized a $1.83 billion weapons sale to Taiwan Wednesday, marking the first U.S. arms shipment to the island in four years.
Consisting almost exclusively of defensive weapons, the military package includes two U.S. Navy guided Oliver Hazard Perry class missile frigates, amphibious assault vehicles, and anti-aircraft and anti-ship systems, according to David McKeeby, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
"U.S. arms sales to Taiwan are guided by the Taiwan Relations Act and based on an assessment of Taiwan's defense needs," McKeeby said.
"Our longstanding policy on arms sales to Taiwan has been consistent across six different U.S. administrations," he added. "We believe our consistent policy has contributed to the security of Taiwan, and has also supported the maintenance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait."My Twitter feed last night was packed with tweets from news media types who said this broke protocol, blah, blah, blah.
Shortly after midnight, the Associated Press reported:
Hong Kong's Phoenix TV reports that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday the call between Taiwan's president and Trump was "just a small trick by Taiwan." He said he thought it would not change longstanding U.S. policy toward China.Calm down, news fakers.
President Trump sets foreign policy now.
He will be the commander-in-chief effective 20 JAN 17.
President Trump took the call because it was polite. If that upsets Red China, that is icing on the cake. That CNN shows its ass once again is the cherry on top.
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