As we told you earlier, Donald Trump broke with decades of precedent and spoke directly with the president of Taiwan, which had many journalists up in arms over the departure from America’s established “one China” policy.

But former Obama staffer Bill Burton had a different take:

Update. Burton tweeted this awesome troll of the media after publication:

Burton’s prescribed chill-pill didn’t go over so well.

Alex Burns, NY Times:

McKay Coppins, The Atlantic:

Blake Hounshell, Politico:

Daniel Drezner, Washington Post:

Edward-Isaac Dovere:

My, my are they angry at Bill Burton!

Burton went on to explain himself:

And correctly notes that this is exactly what Trump said he’d do:

And Trump can come out ahead — again — thanks to the media freakout:



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