In One Sentence, Trump Reveals How Ignorant He Really Is On Foreign Policy
Donald Trump doesn’t have the slightest clue about foreign policy. On Wednesday he spoke with the Wall Street Journal where he realized the complexity and political sensitivity of the relationship between China and North Korea. His acknowledgment came after China’s President Xi Jinping explained the countries’ relationship to him.
Trump was always convinced that China had “tremendous power” over North Korea, as he stated in his interview with the Wall Street Journal. But after meeting up with Xi last week Trump said he “realized it’s not so easy.”
“After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it’s not so easy,” Trump said. “I felt pretty strongly that [China] had a tremendous power over North Korea. But it’s not what you would think.”
Trump had his mind set on pressuring the Chinese leader prior to their meeting to take a tougher appraoch to North Korea.
According to a report on The Hill:
“The president’s acknowledgement of the situation’s complexity comes amid increased tension between the U.S. and North Korea. A U.S. Navy strike group was ordered into the west Pacific near the Korean Peninsula last weekend amid concerns about North Korea’s advancing weapons program.
“North Korea denounced the strike group’s movement as an aggression and threatened a nuclear strike if provoked by the U.S.”
“Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear sight focused on the U.S. invasionary bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theater but also in the U.S. mainland,” the North Korean state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper said.
Trump was warned before taking office by former President Obama that North Korea was “the most urgent problem” he was to face during his presidency. But Trump decided not to listen and instead started a cyberwar against the country’s missile program.