Donald Trump went to China last month and sucked up royally to Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Trump called China out on all sorts of things during the campaign and after he became president. But once he got mano a mano with Xi, he was all brown-nose.
Trump probably thought that though force of personality he could cut a deal with Xi on trade and the North Koreans. But at least with respect to the latter, this week was a massive fail. North Korea tested its most powerful missile yet and Trump could only whine about the Chinese response.
It looks like the self-proclaimed master of the art of the deal got totally snookered by the Chinese. But who could expect the Chinese to take Trump seriously, when even his own secretary of state thinks he’s a moron?