(Gateway Pundit) – Michael Wolff, the author of the book on President Trump, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” says that he can’t be sure if parts of his book are true. Oh well, no big deal.
His book may have started World War III, that’s all.
According to the South China Morning Post:
An “all-encompassing” war with China was one of the earliest objectives of President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, according to Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, a controversial, behind-the-scenes-account of the US leader’s first year in office.
“The real enemy, said an on-point Bannon, careful not to defend Trump too much or to diss him at all, was China,” author Michael Wolff wrote in an account of a strategy session two weeks ahead of Trump’s inauguration.
“China was the first front in a new cold war,” Wolff wrote, summarising Bannon’s message to former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes at the meeting.
“China is where Nazi Germany was in 1929 to 1930,” Wolff quoted Bannon as saying. “The Chinese, like the Germans, are the most rational people in the world, until they’re not. And they’re gonna flip like Germany in the ‘thirties. You’re going to have a hypernationalist state, and once that happens, you can’t put the genie back in the bottle.”
Oh well, no big deal. It might be true, maybe not.
In the mean time, Channel News Asia is reporting that China’s Leader Xi Jinping is suddenly ramping up his military:
President Xi Jinping has issued a blunt call for China’s military to be ready for war and unafraid to die defending the country, as geopolitical tensions mount in Asia.
Xi’s exhortation to the world’s largest fighting force, parts of which were revealed only late Thursday, came during what state media characterized as a rare address by the Chinese leader to the country’s entire military.
Xi cemented his status as China’s most powerful leader in decades during an October Communist Party congress, and this week’s rhetoric and images of massed soldiers and tanks seemed designed to back up his new strongman image.
China’s military personnel should “neither fear hardship nor death,” Xi told thousands of military personnel during an inspection visit Wednesday to the People’s Liberation Army’s Central Theater Command in northern Hebei province, according to the official Xinhua news agency.
Xi only made these comments this past week at the same time that Wolff’s book is being released.
No wonder President Trump is so angry and wanted the book to be prevented from being released.
President Trump has spent a lot of capital working with Xi to build a solid relationship with China. His efforts led Xi to welcome President Trump to China with the respect that perhaps no foreign leader has ever received from the Chinese government. China rolled out red carpet for Trump but made Obama exit from “Ass” of plane when entering China.