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Trump Calls Pelosi’s Trip to Taiwan Stupid

Former US President Donald Trump called the trip of the speaker of the lower house of Congress Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan stupid. The politician stated this on August 5 during a speech to supporters in Wisconsin.

According to him, the speaker’s trip “became an excuse” for China’s actions and subsequent tensions in the region. He expressed confidence in the victory of the Republicans in the midterm elections to Congress, which will be held in November. It will help “do away with crazy Nancy Pelosi,” he added.

“What the hell is this? What was she doing in Taiwan? he protested.

Trump urged fellow citizens to watch what is happening.

“How stupid that she went there,” he concluded.

Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on August 2 and described her visit as “a testament to the US commitment to supporting Taiwanese democracy.” The trip was the first official visit to the island by a speaker of the US House of Representatives in 25 years.

On August 4, the People’s Liberation Army of China began a large-scale live-fire exercise around Taiwan. On the same day, the Chinese Foreign Ministry stated that all the friction in the Taiwan Strait was caused by the actions of the United States, without the speaker’s visit, events would have gone differently.

Beijing strongly protested the politician’s visit to Washington. The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced the imposition of sanctions against Pelosi and her immediate family in accordance with the laws of the country.

China has also suspended cooperation with the United States in a number of areas. In particular, negotiations on climate change and the fight against illegal migration, cooperation on litigation and justice, as well as the fight against drug trafficking and international crime have been suspended.

Official relations between the PRC government and its island province were interrupted in 1949, when the Kuomintang forces, led by Chiang Kai-shek, who lost in the civil war with the Communist Party of China, moved to Taiwan. Contact between the island and mainland China resumed in the late 1980s.

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