Trumpian joke

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While it was reported that a US government delegation will travel to Beijing in the week of January 7 to hold trade talks with Chinese officials, there was another report that Donald Trump is considering an executive order in the new year to declare a national emergency that would bar US companies from using telecommunications equipment made by China's Huawei and ZTE.

I coin the term "Trumpian joke" for such contradictory actions which are akin to an offer of handshake with one hand but a thrust at the heart with a dagger in the other hand. Another example is offering someone a seat but removing it stealthily when he is at the point of sitting down.

If you are a political leader, you must be on the alert if Donald Trump suddenly calls you for a peace or trade dialogue as it would give rise to apprehensions that something evil or mischievous is afoot.

Sources as listed below:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-26/u-s-team-said-to-travel-to-china-for-trade-talks-in-early-jan-jq5ns3wy

https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/technology/white-house-mulls-new-year-executive-order-to-bar-huawei-zte-purchases
 
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Did Trump place any carrot on the dinner table at Buenos Aires on December 1? None at all. It was the Chinese who brought the carrots to the dinner table.

Donald Trump seems to be more familiar with Mao Zedong's basic guerrilla tactics than the present generation of Chinese leaders:

"The enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue."

https://www.revolvy.com/page/Guerrilla-warfare
 
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