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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Donald Trump: Co-president of the People’s Republic of China?

AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File

AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File

This piece originally appeared on The Globalist.

TheGlobalistAfter accomplishing his goal of making America great again within just 16 months of taking the oath of office, President Donald J. Trump is reigning over what soon will be the longest economic expansion in the history of the United States, record-breaking stock markets and near all-time low unemployment.

However, further progress on making America even greater is currently hampered by an obstinate U.S. Congress. His very effective style of government by executive decree is running into a wall of needless checks and balances.

Moreover, U.S. courts are acting in an undemocratic fashion by unnecessarily questioning President Trump’s absolute power.

The President is therefore setting his sights on new challenges. Yesterday, May 13, 2018, U.S. President Donald J. Trump was offered — and has assumed — a new and additional role. He now concurrently also serves as Co-President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), so invited by its President-for-life Xi Jinping.

Bringing back ZTE

President Trump’s special focus is to promote job creation in China. As a first measure, he is working jointly with Co-President Xi on bringing back China’s telecommunications and equipment giant ZTE to the U.S. market. The company, headquartered in Shenzhen, China, employs some 75,000 Chinese workers.

Last month, the U.S. Commerce Department prohibited U.S. companies, such as Qualcomm and Intel, from supplying ZTE with critical components until 2025 because ZTE had previously violated U.S. sanctions against exporting U.S. technology to North Korea and Iran.

ZTE has also been found to build valuable surveillance programs into its equipment.

The information gathered through such surveillance programs could not only be helpful to Chinese authorities, but to the Trump Organization. Access to ZTE data could materially enhance its ability rein in the exaggerated reach of democratic institutions in the United States.

This vital goal was put at risk by the U.S. Commerce Department’s rash decision last month. In reaction to that decision, ZTE unfortunately had to shut down many of its operations four days ago.

In his announcement on Twitter, Chinese Co-President Donald Trump stated that he was working with Xi on bringing back ZTE fast. He further announced that, due to the irresponsible policies of the U.S. Commerce Department, previously directed by himself in his capacity as President of the United States “Too many jobs in China [were] lost.”

In his new dual role as President of the United States and as China’s Co-President, Trump also tweeted that the “Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!” (i.e., bringing back ZTE).

China’s Co-President Donald Trump will thus devote his boundless energies to the noble cause to make the PRC greater.

No conflict of interest

The Trump family and its lawyers emphasize that they see no conflict of interest for Mr. Trump to serve concurrently as President of the United States and as Co-President of China.

There are also no threats to American jobs because of Mr. Trump’s role in creating more jobs for China’s workers in their view, because the United States is currently suffering from full employment due to the superbly successful work undertaken by U.S. President Trump since January of 2017.

It is expected that Chinese Co-President Xi will make sure that all of Mr. Trump’s decisions will be expeditiously rubberstamped, as is customary in China, by the country’s National Congress. Likewise, all Chinese courts will be instructed to show the expected deference to the PRC’s newest member of the Politburo Standing Committee, Co-President Donald J. Trump.

Prior to taking on the U.S. presidency and now the Chinese Co-presidency, Mr. Trump was already serving as an informal part of the Russian government, led by President Vladimir Putin. Trump will continue serving in this role.

Adds the honorable Donald J. Trump: “My critics had it all wrong. I am not at all opposed to world government. It’s my highest calling to unite the fates and the fortunes of all major nations in my hands. The current U.S.-China-Russia triangle is a good start. I will practically centralize the world’s nuclear capabilities and much of the world’s economic prowess in my ginormous hands.”

This article is republished from The Globalist: On a daily basis, we rethink globalization and how the world really hangs together.  Thought-provoking cross-country comparisons and insights from contributors from all continents. Exploring what unites and what divides us in politics and culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  And sign up for our highlights email here.

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