China Mocks Trump, Says What Many are Thinking About Syrian Airstrike

While Donald Trump’s supporters think he’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to this country, the reality is most of the world views him for what he is — an absolute joke. I’ve spoken with many people from all over the world who tell me everyone is laughing at the United States right now, stunned that tens of millions of voters were dumb enough to be duped by this incompetent con man.

He is, without a doubt, a national embarrassment to the United States.

Want proof? Look no further than China’s state-run news agency Xinhua blatantly mocking the weakness of Trump’s response to the Syrian chemical weapons attack.

As reported by the New York Times:

Xinhua, the state news agency, on Saturday called the strike the act of a weakened politician who needed to flex his muscles. In an analysis, Xinhua also said Mr. Trump had ordered the strike to distance himself from Syria’s backers in Moscow, to overcome accusations that he was “pro-Russia.”

Don’t get me wrong, China has their own self-interests in mind when it comes to their opposition to any kind of outside intervention in Syria, so I’m certainly not defending the communist government or endorsing a state-run news agency.

The story here isn’t why they might oppose U.S. military strikes in Syria, but how these comments were made just after a meeting between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump played this meeting up as “positive” when it clearly wasn’t.

Furthermore, what China said matters just as much as the fact that this state-run media entity released such a negative assessment of Trump and his administration. They basically said exactly what a lot of Trump’s critics have been saying — that this strike was made out of weakness, ordered by a man who desperately needed anything to bolster his floundering administration. Many people, myself included, have even speculated that this could have been part of a calculated move by Trump to make himself seem less cozy with Russia a few weeks after it was revealed that he’s currently under investigation for possibly colluding with the Russian government during the 2016 election. Of course that’s relatively impossible for someone like myself to prove, but factoring in everything else we know, it’s certainly a possibility.

But these comments also matter because they show the lack of respect China has for Trump. Despite all of Trump’s big and bad talk about taking action against the “unfair” Chinese government, it’s clear they don’t take him seriously, have no respect for him, and know that he’s completely full of crap.

And, unfortunately, while China clearly doesn’t mind publicly mocking Trump, I get the feeling many of our allies feel the same way about him as they do. While our enemies are sitting back hoping he sends the United States into a downward spiral from which we may never be able to recover, our allies are hoping the next few years go by quickly and the American people elect someone who’s actually qualified to be President of the United States.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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