Donald Trump Says China Respects Him For His ‘Very, Very Large Brain’
By Carl Samson
September 27, 2018
Donald Trump is convinced that China respects his intelligence.
In a press conference on Wednesday, the U.S. president told reporters about hearing China’s respect for his “very, very large brain” from Michael Pillsbury, the director of the Center on Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute.
Trump was responding to a query for details regarding China’s alleged attempts to interfere in the midterm elections on Nov. 6.
“We have evidence. It’ll come out, yeah, I can’t tell you now, but it came — it didn’t come out of nowhere, that I can tell you. Now they’ve actually admitted that they’re going after farmers, I mean, I think most of you can cover that.”
The president then cited China’s respect for his smarts while shifting focus to the escalating trade war between the two countries.
“I like China, and I like President Xi a lot. I think he’s a friend of mine. He may not be a friend of mine anymore but I think he probably respects [me].
“From what I hear, if you look at Mr. Pillsbury, the leading authority on China … he was saying that China has total respect for Donald Trump and for Donald Trump’s very, very large brain.
“He said, Donald Trump, they don’t know what to do.”
Trump announced China’s interference at the United Nations Security Council earlier this week, claiming that Beijing fears his administration’s victory.
“Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election coming up in November against my administration.
“They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade. We are winning on trade. We are winning at every level. We don’t want them to meddle or interfere in our upcoming election.”
In response, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi denied Trump’s allegations, pointing out Beijing’s longstanding foreign policy of non-interference.
“China has all along followed the principle of non-interference in other countries’ domestic affairs. This is a tradition of Chinese foreign policy,” Wang said. “We do not and will not interfere in any countries’ domestic affairs. We refuse to accept any unwarranted accusations against China, and we call upon other countries to also observe the purposes of the UN charter and not to interfere in other countries’ internal affairs.”
Later on the same day, Trump took to Twitter to back up his claims, showing the Chinese “propaganda ads” that recently appeared on local U.S. newspapers.
“China is actually placing propaganda ads in the Des Moines Register and other papers, made to look like news. That’s because we are beating them on Trade, opening markets, and the farmers will make a fortune when this is over!”
People had similar, blasting reactions to China respecting Trump’s “very, very large brain.”
Others questioned his allegation of China’s interference in the upcoming congressional elections and recalled Russia’s alleged role in the 2016 presidential results.
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