News Exercise #167


1. What is the problem with Trump’s phone conversation with the president of Taiwan?
2. How did the two Rexnord employees describe the situation that Trump is planning to overturn, and that Palin is opposing?
3. What other Trump phone call with a world leader has recently been called controversial?

Answers:
1. What is the problem with Trump’s phone conversation with the president of Taiwan?
Since Nixon the US has not recognised Taiwan as an independent country, and this phone call suggests that Trump considers Taiwan’s president as a world leader.
2. How did the two Rexnord employees describe the situation that Trump is planning to overturn, and that Palin is opposing?
The first employee said, “These business models that they’re practicing over here, moving these jobs out of the country, may look good on Wall Street, but it looks like hell from Main Street, I can tell you that right now.”
The second employee said, “It’s greed.”
3. What other Trump phone call with a world leader has recently been called controversial?
He spoke to Duterte of The Philippines, to whom he praised his controversial anti-drug program in which police have killed more than two-thousand people.

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