As President Donald Trump’s trip across Asia comes to a close, many are reflecting on what he managed to accomplish on his journey. Along the way, it seems, the President earned a nickname in China.
The way people treat the President in the US is questionable, to say the least. The media is continuously critical of him with many making false claims. Government officials are calling for impeachment with no evidence to back-up their claims. However, according to the New York Times, things are very different for President Trump in China. Many Chinese nationals love the President. Many have even given him nicknames such as “Uncle Trump,” “Grand Commander,” and “Donald the Strong.”
Those on the Left are feverishly scratching their heads. They can’t figure out why the President gets so much praise in China.
If they had bothered to listen to what the Chinese people have to say, as well the opinions of at least half of their fellow Americans, it would all make more sense. President Trump, simply put, is a charismatic person.
There is even an online fan club in China devoted to President Trump. His following is massive and may also explain the exceptional dining experience in China’s Forbidden City with President Xi Jinping.
When some of the Chinese people spoke of why they like the American President so much, their reasoning was similar to why people in the United States like him. He is a fun character who, at the same time, isn’t afraid to pull a punch if he must.
“He’s true to himself,” Dai Xiang, a citizen of the eastern province of Jiangsu, said. Xiang is a member of the Donald Trump fan club in China, which has over 23,000 members. “He’s real, unlike other politicians,” Xiang concluded.
If anything, President Trump is praised for his style as the figurehead representative of the United States. He is able to talk to just about anyone and is not afraid to express his views, even if they are not politically correct.
The Chinese people are thrilled to have a different perspective of the United States, a perspective that President Trump was able to provide. The New York Times points out that after living through years of US presidents lecturing China on democracy, many are relieved to have someone visit who wants to talk about ideas.
They enjoy the fact that President Trump isn’t coming to their soil to push US ideologies down their throats. Instead, he is honoring their traditions, and holding meetings to determine how to make this world better — together.
Many Chinese people have affectionate nicknames for President Trump. Is this a good thing?
The Chinese people insist that President Trump has managed to change the entire tone of the conversation between their country and the US. “People are sort of tired of listening to that criticism,” Xu Qiunduo, a political commentator in Beijing said. “Now we can talk to each other.”
Even the government-run media ran favorable stories on President Trump’s visit. He is like a breath of fresh air to the people there, just as he is a breath of fresh air to many Americans — despite the resistant Leftist and mainstream media rhetoric.