This morning Trump tweeted about China again, perhaps hoping to lift the stock market out of it’s freefall.
Here’s what he had to say:
Very strong signals being sent by China once they returned home from their long trip, including stops, from Argentina. Not to sound naive or anything, but I believe President Xi meant every word of what he said at our long and hopefully historic meeting. ALL subjects discussed!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2018
One of the very exciting things to come out of my meeting with President Xi of China is his promise to me to criminalize the sale of deadly Fentanyl coming into the United States. It will now be considered a “controlled substance.” This could be a game changer on what is.......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2018
.....considered to be the worst and most dangerous, addictive and deadly substance of them all. Last year over 77,000 people died from Fentanyl. If China cracks down on this “horror drug,” using the Death Penalty for distributors and pushers, the results will be incredible!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2018
Laura Ingraham didn’t seem that crazy about either tweet, first mocking the tweets about Fentanyl:
China’s big promise: We’ll stop poisoning your people! https://t.co/VFc01cWb42— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) December 5, 2018
A few minutes later she ripped into Trump’s tweet about President Xi:
The President says he believes Xi “meant every word”? Tell that to the hundreds of thousands Xi keeps in re-education camps, and the Christians and Muslims his Communist Party brutalizes. https://t.co/dgxuLw2S3P— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) December 5, 2018
As we’ve documented here, President Xi is currently waging war against the Christian church in China, burning Bibles and shutting down churches. He’s also waging a war against other faiths as well, as he apparently as a god-like view of himself as China’s new totalitarian dictator.
But we also know that Trump will kiss anybody’s butt to make a deal. We saw him do this publicly with Kim Jong Un and I believe he’s doing the same thing with Xi Jinping. It was disgusting to hear him laud compliments on the N. Korean dictator and, while he hasn’t gone that far with Xi, he does sound awfully naive in his tweet this morning.
Ingraham’s point is a good one, but I doubt Trump will listen because he’s trying to make a deal and apparently he doesn’t really care how he sounds in that context.