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Trump and the Art of the Deal- Taiwan paid $140,000 for the telephone call [Copy link] 中文

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Last week's telephone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's president was the result of six months of behind-the-scenes work by former Sen. Bob Dole acting on behalf of the Taiwanese government, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The call was a breach of diplomatic protocol, and Trump advisers have made conflicting statements about whether it signaled a new policy toward China.

Dole, a former Senate Republican leader and the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, told the Times that the Taiwanese leadership is "very optimistic" about the incoming Trump administration.

"They see a new president, a Republican, and they'd like to develop a closer relationship," the paper quoted Dole as saying. The newspaper referred to disclosure documents filed last week with the Justice Department showing that Dole, now a Washington lobbyist, coordinated with Trump's campaign and his transition team to set up a series of meetings between Trump's advisers and officials in Taiwan. Dole's firm, Washington law firm Alston & Bird, received $140,000 from May to October for the work, the report said.The phone call between Trump and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen was a break from nearly four decades of diplomatic practice and drew immediate complaints from China.Taiwan split from China in 1949, but China still considers the island part of its territory and would consider it unacceptable for the U.S. to recognize Taiwan's leader as a head of state.

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Post time 2016-12-8 09:48:08 |Display all floors
Sick minded paranoiac ...pathetic and grotesque propaganda

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Sick minded paranoiac ...pathetic and grotesque propaganda

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TRUMP NEEDS TO FIRE HIS CHIEF OF STAFF IF THE REPORT IS TRUE, BECAUSE IT MADE HIM APPEAR TO BE SELLING HIS OFFICE FOR MONEY, EVEN IF IT WERE PAID TO OTHERS IN HIS STAFF OR TRANSITION TEAM.  THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING AND HIS "FRIENDS" HAVE ALREADY PUT OUT THE WORD TO THE REST OF THE WORLD THAT "TRUMP IS ON SALE".  WHO SUFFERS THE MOST IF NOT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO BEAR THE COSTS OF AN UNNECESSARY CONFLICT WITH CHINA FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE JAPANESE-BACKED TAIWAN SEPARATISTS.  NOTE HOW FAST ABE WAS ABLE TO SECURE AN AUDIENCE WITH TRUMP AHEAD OF EVERYBODY.  THERE IS MORE THAN JUST TAIWANESE FOREIGN LOBBYISTS AT WORK HERE.  CHECK ON JAPAN.

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Post time 2016-12-8 13:22:46 |Display all floors
TRUMP NEEDS TO FIRE HIS CHIEF OF STAFF IF THE REPORT IS TRUE, BECAUSE IT MADE HIM APPEAR TO BE SELLING HIS OFFICE FOR MONEY, EVEN IF IT WERE PAID TO OTHERS IN HIS STAFF OR TRANSITION TEAM.  THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING AND HIS "FRIENDS" HAVE ALREADY PUT OUT THE WORD TO THE REST OF THE WORLD THAT "TRUMP IS ON SALE".  WHO SUFFERS THE MOST IF NOT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO BEAR THE COSTS OF AN UNNECESSARY CONFLICT WITH CHINA FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE JAPANESE-BACKED TAIWAN SEPARATISTS.  NOTE HOW FAST ABE WAS ABLE TO SECURE AN AUDIENCE WITH TRUMP AHEAD OF EVERYBODY.  THERE IS MORE THAN JUST TAIWANESE FOREIGN LOBBYISTS AT WORK HERE.  CHECK ON JAPAN.

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Post time 2016-12-8 13:35:20 |Display all floors
Trump should review his selection of WH staff who have clearly used their connections to sell his office to the highest foreign bidder, and the price was quite insultingly low, actually.  $140K for the One China Policy to be scrapped with risk to the lives of the thousands of men and women in uniform who should be risking their lives to defend American soil, not some designer-label-addicted Taiwanese brat who claims she or he is not Chinese when she or he is, is DIRT CHEAP.  The actual cost of going to war with China will have to be counted in the tens or hundreds of thousands of casualties, and in the trillions of dollars of lost production and destruction of property.  $140K is not even a deal - it's a darn STEAL!!!

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Post time 2016-12-8 13:36:20 |Display all floors
Trump should review his selection of WH staff who have clearly used their connections to sell his office to the highest foreign bidder, and the price was quite insultingly low, actually.  $140K for the One China Policy to be scrapped with risk to the lives of the thousands of men and women in uniform who should be risking their lives to defend American soil, not some designer-label-addicted Taiwanese brat who claims she or he is not Chinese when she or he is, is DIRT CHEAP.  The actual cost of going to war with China will have to be counted in the tens or hundreds of thousands of casualties, and in the trillions of dollars of lost production and destruction of property.  $140K is not even a deal - it's a darn STEAL!!!

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