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In An Epic Flip Flop, President Trump To Try And Save Jobs At ZTE

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 13, 2018 by itnerd

Multiple media outlets are reporting that US President Donald Trump is working to save jobs at Chinese phonemaker ZTE. This after the Trump Administration has been working to smack them around pretty hard. As is typical for Trump, he said this via a Tweet:

The only thing that could be responsible for this is the upcoming meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jon Un. He likely needs the Chinese to help him get the North Koreans on side with the rest of the planet. Like many things that this administration does, this could flip on a moments notice, thus we’ll have to see what happens next. Because anything could happen.

UPDATE: Another possibility is that ZTE is a bargaining chip in trade talks between the US and China.