“POTUS Trump knows exactly what Chairman Xi is doing. Xi is leveraging the N-Korea talks for a better trade outcome.
POTUS Trump executes the Panda Mask counter-play brilliantly:
♦’We are proceeding as scheduled with Kim Jong-un’…. ‘we haven’t heard anything different from their official position’… etc.
♦Then, President Trump expresses warmth and appreciation for Chairman Xi: “friendship”, “close”, “together”, etc.
Dismissing the risk; accepting the meeting might not work; making Xi’s leverage less valuable, and then resetting the economic discussion by focusing back on the disparity of U.S – China trade imbalance.
The Dragon behind the Panda mask must be fuming. President Trump just negated their entire leveraged play, and believe me the Chinese thought this strategy out for weeks, through a process of being immune to the DPRK downside. Meh, ‘if we meet, we meet – if not, no biggie’…. Now, lets talk about the important stuff – T.R.A.D.E.”
Sundance continues to rip the masks off the players on the international stage & helps us understand President Trump. See the original post for the video.
It’s so refreshing to have a President who speaks directly & with respect to his audience, pulls no punches, & protects American interests at all times! There is no preachiness or arrogance in his approach…He continues to appear equal to the tasks before him, focused, determined, yet unflappable. Thank God (literally) for Mr. Trump’s election!!!