Though little reported by an always-Obama-supporting Mainstream Media here in America, it is well known throughout international circles the Chinese government and that nation’s top business powers, have long considered Barack Obama to be an utterly weak and self-involved caricature of a U.S. president.
That fact was never made more clear via a visit this week by Chinese billionaire and Alibaba CEO Jack Ma during his visit to meet privately with Donald Trump in Trump Tower. It was a dismissive backhand delivered across the face of outgoing President Obama, and further evidence of how world leaders are far more attentive to the potential America-first determination they now see in President-Elect Trump.
And know this – when Jack Ma journeys to Trump Tower, he does so on behalf of not just his own company’s business interests, but those of the entirety of the Chinese government, for in communist China, it is the government that has the final say in all things.
Ma had a job to do in his meeting with the soon to be new U.S. President, and that job was to assure Donald Trump China would be far more willing to deal with issues of unfair trade and business development than it ever was during the far weaker version of America that was the hallmark of the Obama regime.
In fact, the primary headline coming out of the Trump-Ma meeting was China’s promise of developing ONE MILLION NEW JOBS in America, for Americans. Trump in turn now has this meeting with Ma, and its promise of massive expansion of Alibaba inside the United States, as a powerful leveraging tool in future job-creating negotiations with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Trump made clear on the campaign trail his concerns over Amazon’s long-standing tax shelter machinations, as well as Mr. Trump’s dislike of the Bezos-owned Washington Post which was strongly pro-Hillary Clinton, and has been for years perhaps Barack Obama’s most consistently supportive member of the Mainstream Media. The Obama administration is said to have in turn created a very favorable business environment for Amazon while at the very same time, used federal SEC investigators to go after Amazon’s #1 competitor – Jack Ma’s Alibaba.
So, from that perspective, Trump’s meeting with Ma is very much a multiple birds with a single stone political scenario. It confirms what many have already stated, namely that world leaders are already looking to Donald Trump as the man in charge in the United States, a move to create a significant number of jobs for American workers, as well as a powerful shot across the bow of the longtime anti-Trump, Jeff Bezos.
It is the Art of the Deal on full display by the man who gave life to that very phrase.