One of Trump’s reversals came on the issue of Chinese monetary policy. While he had previously accused Beijing of being “world champions” of currency manipulation, he reversed that position after a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Wall Street Journal reporter Te-Ping Chen, who is based in Beijing, showed how the press there was covering the sudden change of heart:
How the news Trump won’t label China a currency manipulator plays here:
“Eating his words!”
“Trump slaps self in face, again” pic.twitter.com/sxeCvuwBcM
— Te-Ping Chen (@tepingchen) 13. април 2017.
Those headlines come just days after Chinese media criticized Trump’s air strikes in Syria, and after a long series of anti-Trump stories and headlines in the state-run media.
Chinese media has referred to Trump’s election a “democracy malfunction,” compared him to Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler, called him “as ignorant as a child” and mocked his spelling problems. During the presidential campaign, media in the country called Trump “big-mouthed” and “abusively forthright,” and even compared him to a clown.