Last week, Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Chinese tech behemoth Huawei was arrested in Canada, at the request of the United States. The reason was that Huawei has been circumventing US sanctions on Iran, and this was a way to punish them. Per The NYTimes:
“The Trump administration is planning a series of actions this week targeting China’s trade, cyber, and economic policies, bringing together the work of a handful of federal agencies as part of a longer-term strategy to keep pressure on Beijing, according to senior administration officials. . . . The action was coordinated by Robert Lighthizer, the United States trade representative, and several other administration officials, who have grown frustrated with Beijing’s vague promises to make sweeping changes to its treatment of American intellectual property and technology transfer, and as-yet unfulfilled commitments to substantially increase purchases of American goods.
As Comrade Stupid has demonstrated many times, there is nothing he cannot eff-up. Prznint Stupid told Reuters that he would consider intervening in the Meng case if he thought it would get him a better trade deal. In other words, “You’ve got a nice Meng, hate for anything to happen to her.”
Also, too, by making Canada his bagman, Prznint Stupid damaged not only whatever relationship Canada has with China, he’s made our relationship with Canada poorer by throwing them under the bus:
“After days of angry protests from Chinese officials over the arrest in Canada of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou — and explanations from Canadian and U.S. officials that this was not a political stunt, just a matter of legal process — Trump upended the conversation Tuesday when he said that the criminal case against the daughter of one of China’s wealthiest tech billionaires could become a bargaining chip in trade war negotiations.”
Jeebus, he’s insane.
I can hardly wait for China to show us that anything Prznint Tariffman can do, they can do better. So which American CEO do you think that they will kidnap? Or maybe they’ll just go straight for Ivanka? That would work.