President Donald Trump has repeatedly embarrassed the United States, upended decades of foreign policy, and wholly embraced the core aspects of our enemies. He just did it again.
In a Tuesday morning tweet Trump congratulated China’s President Xi Jinping “and the Chinese people on the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China!”
Congratulations to President Xi and the Chinese people on the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1569927266.0
The People’s Republic of China is governed by the Communist Party of China. Trump just congratulated its president for 70 years of communism.
Trump is also wrong. Today is the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China – the result of the Chinese Communist Revolution, which was led by the Communist Party of China.
Here’s how some responded to Trump’s disgusting tweet.
Have other presidents congratulated the birth of the Communist Party regime in China? https://t.co/MxCMsTRCLY— Ben White (@Ben White)1569927739.0
Disgusting. Stomach-turning. The Communist dictatorship in China is one of the most illiberal regimes of our time:… https://t.co/StZi73mWdX— Jay Nordlinger (@Jay Nordlinger)1569932233.0
@realDonaldTrump cool message of solidarity with the people of Hong Kong, bro— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1569927646.0
This is truly outrageous. POTUS congratulates the president of China on the communist revolution that killed at lea… https://t.co/SaWykG2CcN— Anders Åslund (@Anders Åslund)1569929450.0
Just as they shot and killed protestor in Hong Kong.... https://t.co/skmC68TOdS— Greg Mitchell (@Greg Mitchell)1569930407.0
Communists took control of China's government 70 years ago today, & President Trump offers his congratulations: https://t.co/DKnPaYT7tU— WTVC NewsChannel 9 (@WTVC NewsChannel 9)1569928916.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/TI0kobcIWn— Jaynie's Got a Bun (@Jaynie's Got a Bun)1569929344.0
@realDonaldTrump When you congratulate the CCP, please also say something to the slaves who have been ruled by the CCP for 70 years!— 心是莲花 (@心是莲花)1569928129.0
@realDonaldTrump Your pal just shot an unarmed protester, you fucking idiot.— Peter de Sève (@Peter de Sève)1569928259.0
@realDonaldTrump A real American would stand up for Hong Kong and not congratulate murderers on 70 years of killing and oppression.— Customer Disservice (@Customer Disservice)1569927683.0