Trumpian joke

Jun 2013
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Earth
#1
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:

Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

White House mulls new year executive order to bar Huawei, ZTE purchases
 
Apr 2013
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La La Land North
#2
On one of the BBC's New Years collections was one about international politics, and one of the significant things of 2018 in their opinion was other world governments learning that you can't depend on Trump about anything he says.
 

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