There’s a new sheriff in town and China appears to have certainly received that message. It is a stark contrast to the trip then-POTUS Barack Obama made to that same country on the back end of his presidency that saw Mr. Obama humiliated by the Chinese government when he was forced to depart AF1 from the “ass” of the aircraft and absent almost any show of a state greeting.
Not so with Mr. Trump and the Make America Great Again he represents. Chinese officials have shown the current POTUS every courtesy, including opening up the Forbidden City to him. This act itself is of great historic importance as it makes Mr. Trump the first American president to be allowed to dine in the Forbidden City since the creation of modern China.
Compare that to this humiliation from the previous POTUS: (scroll down for video)