Trump Taunts China On Twitter

We had the ‘selfie’ President in Barack Obama. Will we now have the Twitter President in Donald Trump?

Several days ago, Trump took a phone call with Taiwan’s President, a move that breaks protocol going back nearly 40 years. Trump and his team downplayed the call, but China raised a complaint:

“We have noticed relevant reports and lodged solemn representation with the relevant side in the United States,” China’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement, according to CNN.

Everybody had to know Trump was going to see this as a slight and it was only a matter of time before he reacted. He did.

On Twitter.

This is only going to make things worse. Donald Trump is not President yet, and that makes this behavior that much worse and for two reasons:

  1. Since he is not the President, this puts President Obama and his team in a bind. They’re in office for fifty days.
  2. He is going to be President. He hasn’t nominated a Secretary of State but the more Trump antagonizes China, the more his eventual Secretary of State is going to have his or her work cut out for them.

In short, somebody needs to get a hold of his phone.