Trump is a smooth operator! So far, I see Trump as having matured and even somewhat humbled during his campaign and especially in his attitude toward having been elected. I worried early on that he would bring his pomposoty and blather to the office, but he seems to understand there is a proper use and proper time and place for those tactics, but in reality he comprehends and appreciates the tremendous honor he has been given and I believe he is sincere. He is shrewd and keeps his cards close to the vest, which I think is a good plan for this age we are living in. I don’t go along with all the comparisons to Reagan, but I do think Trump may be on the same par with the Gipper! He’s going to operate in his own unique way, and he is assembling one heck of a great team.–S.T. Lloyd
The historic conversation apparently reflects the views of advisers urging a tough opening line with China.