Trump on relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping: ‘He’s called president also’
Before sitting down Wednesday to get his knob slobbed by Lou Dobbs, President Trump reportedly spoke to China’s President Xi Jinping, complimenting the Chinese leader on his “extraordinary elevation.” That’s in reference to recent changes in the country’s Communist Party that could potentially result in Xi being in power for decades, after 2022 when his original two terms were set to expire.
Trump fawned over Xi, likely envious of the leader’s possible indefinite reign over the country, congratulating him on Twitter, and later, informing Dobbs just why he and Xi have such a great friendship. “People say we have the best relationship of any president-president,” Trump explained, “because he’s called president also. Some people might call him the king of China, but he’s president.”
A lot of people don’t know this, but China doesn’t have kings — they have presidents — just like here in America. And because they have presidents, and not kings or prime ministers, other presidents like President Trump might find it easier to get along with them. And of course it’s wonderful. It’s a beautiful thing. It makes it easier when you can both call each other “president,” and not have to worry about whether to call them “prime minister” or “chancellor.” But every country does things differently of course, a lot of people don’t know that, but every country does things differently. Some might say too differently. But in China, they have presidents.
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