China’s state-run news outlet Xinhua has condemned President-elect Donald Trump’s Twitter habits, declaring “An obsession with ‘Twitter foreign policy’ is undesirable.”
“Everyone recognizes the common sense that foreign policy isn’t child’s play, and even less is it like doing business deals,” said the article, which was made in response to Trump’s criticism of China. “Twitter shouldn’t become an instrument of foreign policy.”
“Issuing tweets has become a habit for Mr. Trump,” the news outlet continued, adding that Trump believe’s “issuing hard-line comments and taking up sensitive issues may perhaps add to his chips for negotiating with other countries.”
The article made against Trump came after the president-elect criticized China for their lack of intervention with North Korea, despite taking large amounts of money from the United States.
“China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, but won’t help with North Korea” posted Trump on Twitter, Monday. “Nice!”
China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, but won't help with North Korea. Nice!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2017
On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump’s White House Press Secretary-to-be Sean Spicer doesn’t know what or when Donald Trump will post on Twitter, declaring “I do not get a memo.”
“He drives the train on this,” continued Spicer, who added that it was an “exciting piece of the job.”