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I hope you are enjoying the last days of summer...Monday is the Labor Day Holiday in China but there will still be a Sinocism issue.

President Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to berate China over its influence on the North Korea talks:

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

STATEMENT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

President Donald J. Trump feels strongly that North Korea is under tremendous pressure from China because of our major trade disputes with the Chinese Government. At the same time, we also know that China is providing North Korea with...

August 29, 2018
Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

...considerable aid, including money, fuel, fertilizer and various other commodities. This is not helpful! Nonetheless, the President believes that his relationship with Kim Jong Un is a very good and warm one, and there is no reason at this time to be spending large amounts...

August 29, 2018
Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

...of money on joint U.S.-South Korea war games. Besides, the President can instantly start the joint exercises again with South Korea, and Japan, if he so chooses. If he does, they will be far bigger than ever before. As for the U.S.–China trade disputes, and other...

August 29, 2018
The last tweet in this thread is a bit bizarre:

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

...differences, they will be resolved in time by President Trump and China’s great President Xi Jinping. Their relationship and bond remain very strong.

August 29, 2018
I am skeptical that their relationship and bond remain or were ever “very …

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