Home International Expresses Approval of China’s Xi Jinping’s Indefinite Rule

Donald Trump Expresses Approval of China’s Xi Jinping’s Indefinite Rule

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

The President only had words of approval concerning Chinese ’s tenure “for .” ’s Communist party recently made the announcement that the limit of two terms on the presidency is to be abolished, which means that President Xi may rule for an indefinite period.

aired excerpts of comments made by Mr. Trump in a private luncheon/fundraiser in Florida on March 3, concerning the newest developments in China’s leadership. In the audio recording, Mr. Trump is heard to say, “He’s now president for life, president for life. And he’s great.-And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot someday,” while the audience applauded and cheered.

When requested for a comment, the declined to make a statement, and it is still unknown whether Mr. Trump made his remarks as a joke.

However, Mr. Trump was criticized on social media for these remarks. Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna called the Presidents remarks “the most unAmerican sentiment expressed by an American President,” levity notwithstanding. Mr. Khanna said that these comments would cause the nation’s first President, George Washington, “to roll over in his grave.”

- Advertisement -

laws state that presidents are only allowed to serve for two terms. The exception to this was President Franklin Roosevelt, served four terms. Anyone wishing to change this would fight a tough battle, since amending this would need support from two thirds of the and Congress, or two thirds of state legislative bodies, and then ratification from 75 percent of all the states.

China’s Communist Party declared the abolition of the the two-term limit for the presidency on February 25, and parliament, which meets again today, March 5, is believed to be prepared to ratify this. President Xi is expected to work toward avoiding fiscal risks while keeping the strong.

In his speech in Florida, President Trump also called President Xi “a great gentleman” who was “the most powerful (Chinese) president in a hundred years,” and lauded him for treating him “tremendously well” during Mr. Trump’s visit in November 2017.

Two months ago, Mr. Trump said that the US was thinking of imposing a hefty fine on China for the reported thievery of intellectual property. The US President has also been censorious of the policies of China in the past, and said in December of 2017 that due to the situation in , he had gone soft on China “because the only thing more important to me than trade is .”

- Advertisement -

Some netizens argued that this may be a good move on China’s part, especially if President Xi is doing a good job

 

Others were more alarmed at this latest development.

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -
Advertisement

Popular

YouTube
LinkedIn
LinkedIn
Share
Instagram