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Wed May 16, 2018, 09:41 AM

Trump Bashes CNN, Washington Post Over ZTE Coverage: 'There Has Been No Folding' With China [View all]

Source: Mediate

by Ken Meyer | 9:48 am, May 16th, 2018

Another day, another round of tweets from Donald Trump, another swing at the media ó this time for coverage of the presidentís supposed capitulation to China with a deal regarding a telecom company.

For the last few days, much has been made about Trumpís pledge to rescue Chinese smartphone company ZTE from punishing U.S. trade restrictions. This seems to be a 180 from Trumpís past complaints about China stealing American jobs and tech ó or ďrapingĒ the U.S., as he so Trumpily put it ó plus there are questions as towhy the U.S. government should assist ZTE despite the companyís violations of Iran/North Korea sanctions, and other national security concerns.

Trump has been defending the move over the last few days, and now heís hitting the media for reporting on it.

Itís not entirely clear why Trump targeted CNN and Washington Post specifically on this issue, even if they outlets are two of Trumpís favorite whipping boys. Itís worth noting, however, that both outlets have noted that Trumpís pledge to help ZTE comes amid international economic negotiations, and WaPo recently documented how Chinese government-linked organizations will provide $500 million to an Indonesian development project featuring Trump-brand products.


Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/uncategorized/trump-bashes-cnn-washington-post-over-zte-coverage-there-has-been-no-folding-with-china/

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