China backs Trump project in Indonesia to tune of $500 million. Trump backs China with fix for ZTE, a company that has cheated on Iran and North Korea sanctions and poses a cyber threat to U.S.
Today’s swamp level: White House now completely submerged. https://t.co/5Scaub3vWO
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 15, 2018
I don’t know how anybody can think this is right.
Trump’s ZTE tweet sows confusion before trade talks with China. He stunned his own top advisers by backing a company they have railed against and accused of rampant misdeeds. He didn't see it as a big deal. https://t.co/ujOX6olLqL
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) May 15, 2018
After top Trump officials went to Beijing last month, the Chinese government wrote up a list of economic and trade demands, WaPo reports.
On Sunday, Trump caved to one of those demands (ZTE) before the next round of negotiations even starts. https://t.co/L8Z6PdNNBo
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 15, 2018
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) May 14, 2018