In this Dec. 1 photo, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a “USA Thank You” tour event in Cincinnati. Trump spoke Friday, Dec. 2, with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China. It is highly unusual, probably unprecedented, for a U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a leader of Taiwan, a self-governing island the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with in 1979.
In this Dec. 1 photo, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a “USA Thank You” tour event in Cincinnati. Trump spoke Friday, Dec. 2, with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China. It is highly unusual, probably unprecedented, for a U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a leader of Taiwan, a self-governing island the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with in 1979. Evan Vucci AP
In this Dec. 1 photo, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a “USA Thank You” tour event in Cincinnati. Trump spoke Friday, Dec. 2, with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China. It is highly unusual, probably unprecedented, for a U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a leader of Taiwan, a self-governing island the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with in 1979. Evan Vucci AP

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