While some mentally deranged American liberals are riding around on bikes and giving Trump the finger, the citizens of China are singing a different tune.
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During President Trump’s highly successful trip to China keeps getting better – despite POTUS blasting the previous administration for a $347 billion U.S. trade deficit with China in 2016, Trump gave China credit for “taking advantage” of America while Obama was in office. He did assure China that those days would be over, stating “We have to fix this because it just doesn’t work for our great American companies and it doesn’t work for our great American workers.”
Despite Trump’s tough line on US-China trade relations, the Chinese people could not hold the American President in higher regard. Chinese citizens could be heard referring to POTUS as “Donald the Strong,” “Uncle Trump,” and “Grand Commander.” In a rare display of real news coverage, the New York Times was there to track Trump’s visit to China and report on the wide-spread admiration he has among the Chinese people:
“He’s true to himself,” said Dai Xiang, a resident of the eastern province of Jiangsu who belongs to an online group of more than 23,000 people that exchanges news and commentary about Mr. Trump. “He’s real, unlike other politicians.”
As in the United States, Mr. Trump can be a polarizing figure in China. He has his share of critics, who mock him as egoistical and erratic, and for fanning the war flames with North Korea. But he also has many ardent supporters, which is perhaps a surprising development for the leader of China’s biggest geopolitical rival.
They refer to him as “Uncle Trump,” “Grand Commander” and “Donald the Strong.” After Mr. Trump’s visit to the Forbidden City on Wednesday with President Xi Jinping, one fan wrote on social media, “Long live Emperor Trump!”
Mr. Trump’s Chinese fans praise his irrepressible style, his skill as an entertainer and his willingness to say what he thinks. Many also like the fact that he seems less inhibited than previous American presidents about recognizing China as a superpower and as an equal on the global stage.
And after years of American presidents lecturing China on issues like political prisoners and democracy, many also say they are relieved to see a leader who seems to care more about making deals than idealism.
They say Mr. Trump has changed the tone of America’s conversation with China.
“People are sort of tired of listening to that criticism,” said Xu Qinduo, a political commentator for China Radio International in Beijing. “Now we can talk to each other.”