President Trump’s Trade Advisor, Peter Navarro, sent a memo on January 29 which seems prophetic about the COVID-19 pandemic, in hindsight.
Amped up trouble with China, North Korea, Hong Kong and the Middle East, compete for President Trump’s attention even as he’s besieged daily with the impeachment inquiry that divides his friends and excites his enemies.
Hong Kong CEO Carrie Lam, China’s compliant puppet, gets jeered from the legislature when she tries to give her annual speech. She later gives the speech by video, saying the independence movement won’t be tolerated, and blames the protest on income inequality.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam agrees to withdraw the extradition bill that drove massive crowds to the streets for the past three months, but the protesters almost immediately say she concedes too little, too late. They have four more demands and a commitment to hang in there until they get them.
How long can the Communist Chinese government stand against the relentless onslaught of a people who’ve tasted freedom, and want more. Hundreds of thousands daily form the Hong Kong throng, waving the American flag and singing the U.S. national anthem. After more than four months it seems even tear gas can’t choke the voice of liberty rising.
Has the United States, in the era of Trump, lost its global moral leadership? President Donald Trump levies tariffs on China and talks tough about a new trade deal, but says little about the very public crackdown on protestors in Hong Kong. While he’s been bold on trade, this week he caved on his threat to invoke higher tariffs in September. Critics say the timing makes him look meek on human rights.
Progressives in the media and politics complain that Kim Jong Un is playing President Trump, who settles for a self-aggrandizing photo opp, but is not projecting American strength (LOL). The Left also criticizes Trump for using the North Korea summit and G-20 meeting to cozy up to strongmen like Kim, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. […]
Chinese President Xi Jinping says he’s eager to reunify Taiwan with the mainland on very liberal terms, but his velvet glove conceals a fist. Would President Donald Trump commit U.S. troops to defend Democratic, capitalist, Taiwan against autocratic, Communist China? Scott Ott, Bill Whittle and Stephen Green consider some bad options. Your contribution to this […]