This just in: Fake newspaper makes up fake news about the world coming to and end because *gasp* Donald Trump isn’t doing things the way he’s supposed to.
You need to read the whole thing for the full, hilarious affect of the nonsense that the ostensibly “most important newspaper” in the country is spewing, but here’s a taste:
Mr. Trump talks to the president of Taiwan, becoming the first
U.S. president or president-elect to do so since 1979.Why it matters:The call with President Tsai Ing-wen risks infuriating China, which considers Taiwan a breakaway province governed by Chinese rebels. By honoring the Taiwanese president with a formal call, Mr. Trump’s transition team implicitly suggests that it considers Taiwan an independent state. The U.S. has declined to recognize Taiwan since 1979, when it shifted recognition to the government in Beijing. Taiwan itself has yet to declare formal independence. Mr. Trump tweeted, “The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency.”
Ivanka Trump joins a meeting with the Japanese prime minister.Why it matters:
Rather than inviting State Department officials to staff his meeting with Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, Mr. Trump invited his daughter Ivanka. The meeting alarmed diplomats, who worried that Mr. Trump lacked preparation after a long record of criticizing Japan. It also blurred the line between Mr. Trump’s businesses, which Ms. Trump helps run, and the U.S. government, with which she has no role.