Right on cue, Trump fans/voters have already pivoted and doubled down, praising Dear Leader for “bringing Chinese jobs back to America.” They believe this egregious misinformation because it’s what Trump told them. Nevermind the fact that it’s a bald-faced lie, they’ll never question, criticize or abandon him for any of his words or deeds. But take heart, they’re a minority in this country. Only 27% of eligible voters cast their vote for him. 43.1% of eligible voters did not vote at all. Why doesn’t the media focus on those people instead?
It would be difficult to find a more quintessential example of the kind of troubling trade practices that the president has long highlighted, which makes his sudden pivot in the case of ZTE all the more stunning.