According a very rightwing, Trump supporting rag Die Furor gave his word that the US would not only “recognize” and abide by the “one China” policy, but also rebuff any overtures by the leadership in Taipei. If Herr Trump is serious about Taiwan, he would land Air Force One in Songshan airport and personally meet with president Tsai. Hint: That will never happen.
You are right, I do not buy into American exceptionalism. I am not a nationalist and I did not buy into the populist rhetoric. Miloševic rode a wave of nationalism and populism to come to power, by pretending to be the voice of the “forgotten”, the “left behind”. Drugi Trump did the same, and he is building himself a cult of personality akin to Mussolini.
You have to go back to Nixon to find this much arrogance in the white house. Oh, while presidents in the past have taken stabs at the the limitations set to their power by the most glorious document ever written, the US constitution (read it sometime), no one has ever overtly called the document a “disaster”, or “the worst” and called for its “eradication” (let alone the nation that the document guides. that is steve bannon, he is a traitor). That means Donnie is not faithfully defending and upholding the document he swore an oath to defend. That…is treason.
I have to walk away from that. That is the most ridiculous thing I have will read, probably until the Twitter feeds explode with another bullshit rant from bullshitter in chief. This underlines your complete lack of understanding of international relations and foreign policy…
…and you have no idea how the real world works, or China. There is no contingency plan for disrupted trade between the US and China. It will not only have an affect on the US, but the global economy as a whole. There is no redundancy, and it would take years for any factory to get up and running, and supply chains to be re-established. And, just because you have factories and raw materials, does not mean you have the people with the skills to work it. It has taken China almost 2 generations to come up to speed. From scratch. The demand will be there, but the supply will not.