Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, November 10, 2017

Heather Timmons, Quartz: Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's recent hosting of Donald Trump was a masterclass in how to make the US president comfortable -- feed him familiar food, take him on his favorite outing, golf, and tell him how much you like him. But Chinese president Xi Jinping added a creamy layer of pomp and circumstance to the mix when the White House delegation reached Beijing. Trump has been feted with everything from an unprecedented private dinner in the Forbidden City to a red carpet welcome across from Tiananmen Square, the Beijing landmark where hundreds of students were killed by the Chinese military in 1989.

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Beyond the numbers, it's Trump's embrace of Xi that has diplomats and human rights activists around the world concerned. China's government is "playing Trump like a fiddle," said Jorge Guajardo, Mexico's ambassador to China from 2007 to 2013. "You don't have good chemistry with a Chinese leader who doesn't speak your language and is geared to not develop chemistry," he said.

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Well duh.

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-10 05:21 PM | Reply

Fiddles are much harder to play.

#2 | Posted by woe_is_W at 2017-11-10 10:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Fiddles are much harder to play.
LOL what a cheese dick.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-11 01:55 AM | Reply

Trump's easy to read, an open book with just two pages: "I" and "Me."

#4 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-11-11 08:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Disgusting really. I heard an interview with ex-US ambassador talking about what they were doing and how he was being played. So much for the master negotiator - he's just a dick that takes what he wants unless you are someone he see's as very powerful then he turns into a gullible groveling boot licker.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-11-12 10:48 AM | Reply

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