If there’s one thing I can agree with Trump on, it’s China’s negative influence on America's economy. I’m just not sure he's going about the whole re-evaluation of the two country's international agreement the right way. And I'm not really sure at what capacity Trump is willing to reach for, with respect to him getting fat off of real estate financially tied to debts to China.
Trump's entire stance on China confuses me. Shady real estate deals seem to be the one thing he has in common with them. Sure, the Chinese government spent a long time undermining U.S. imports and exports by matching the currency values, making trade with them less than competitive. But you'd think Trump would be for the billions elite Chinese have dumped into owning real estate in the U.S.. Then again, maybe not. Those billions did contribute towards unreasonable cost increases of property not only in the U.S., but throughout the world.
My stance with Trump on China probably really doesn't align in the way I wished it would, as a renter effected by extreme housing inflation. I can appreciate Trump rattling their cages but, again, I suspect it’s not for the actual benefit of any American. And the way he’s going about singling China out isn’t exactly the wisest or most diplomatic move either. Sure, a lot of western nations need to reconsider how China is effecting their economies but perhaps reevaluation without being a complete dick about it might be a better pathway to take.
An excerpt from The Hill: “Trump implied Sunday he would not hesitate to push China until it works on trade and its ties with North Korea.
'I don't want China dictating to me and this was a call put into me. I didn't make the call, and it was a call, very short call saying congratulations, sir, on the victory. It was a very nice call. Short,' Trump added. And why should some other nation be able to say I can't take a call?'
Trump received criticism for accepting a call from the leader of Taiwan, which some political observers said broke from the One China policy that refuses to acknowledge Taiwan as a sovereign nation.”