Donald Trump does “The Snake”

Washington Examiner, February 26, 2018

Shortly before President Trump’s appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference last Friday, his administration announced a new set of severe sanctions on North Korea.

When Trump got on the stage at CPAC, he talked about a wide range of issues, including his hair, CPAC’s perception of him as insufficiently conservative during the presidential election of 2016, his administration’s accomplishments (regulatory reform, tax cuts, and confirming Justice Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court), the recent massacre in Parkland, Fla., and the need to defend Americans from violent criminals and reform the immigration system.

But about an hour into the president’s speech, he still had not said anything about the sanctions on North Korea.

Then President Trump did “The Snake.”

Just like at a concert, the rock star was doing this by request. As the president recounted, “When I walked in today….I had five people outside say, ‘Could you do “The Snake”?'”

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Ying Ma Talks to Fox News About the Russia Investigation and China’s Strategic Challenge

Tucker Carlson Tonight, February 23, 2018

Ying Ma appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss China’s long-term strategic challenge to the United States, and how America has taken its eyes off weighty issues like China while being distracted by the Russia investigation into President Donald Trump.

To view the interview, please click HERE.

China’s Rising Influence: Restraint, Humility, and the ‘Ungrateful Fool’

Washington Examiner, December 4, 2017

In the humidity of late summer, I walked into the master practitioner’s office in Hong Kong.

He was a distinguished doctor of Chinese medicine, who counted movie stars such as Jackie Chan, Mark Wahlberg, and others as former patients. He was also a well-respected martial arts master, whose lineage intertwined with that of the legendary Bruce Lee.

I was visiting from Washington, D.C., and was seeking martial arts instruction and medical treatment.

Back home, blaring news headlines provided daily reminders of China’s growing political and economic power, while talking heads and policy types regularly pontificated about a future in which China might displace U.S. global leadership.

Rising global influence was now China’s new bragging right. In the office of the master practitioner, however, a quieter commodity prevailed — traditional Chinese culture.

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Ying Ma Talks to CNN about Trump and Latest Controversies

CNN, November 22, 2017

Ying Ma appeared on CNN’s At This Hour with Kate Bolduan to discuss President Trump, his feud with the father of a UCLA basketball player who was detained in China for shoplifting, and other issues.

To view part of the discussion, please view player below or click HERE.

Why I Support Donald Trump

The Foreign Correspondents Club, August 29, 2017

Earlier this week, Ying Ma spoke to The Foreign Correspondents Club of Hong Kong about the Donald Trump presidency, the Trump political revolution of the 2016 campaign, the Trump administration’s controversies and accomplishments, and her continued support for the President.

Watch a video of the discussion here or on YouTube.

 

What the media didn’t tell you about Trump and Charlottesville

Washington Examiner, August 14, 2017

The heated debate over the weekend about whether President Trump was enabling white supremacist groups revealed the mainstream media’s eagerness to label him a racist. Yes, Trump should have more unambiguously spurned racists who invoked his name as inspiration for their violence, but the mainstream media’s coverage and Trump haters’ reaction also showed the knee-jerk, decrepit nature of this country’s discussion on race.

When a white nationalist rally ended in violence in Charlottesville on Saturday, President Trump tweeted, “We all must be united & condemn all that hate stands for.”

When it was confirmed that a female counter-protester died and more than a dozen were injured, Trump said on Sunday, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.”

In turn, pundits and politicians alike lambasted Trump’s failure to explicitly name white supremacists in his condemnation.

On CNN’s “State of the Union” yesterday, anchor Jake Tapper asked if Trump was sending a dog whistle to the white supremacists who supported him. To bolster his point, Tapper repeatedly pointed to his interview with Trump in February 2016 where Trump did not explicitly disavow support from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

Nowhere did Tapper point out that two days before his interview with Trump, the presidential candidate was asked at a press conference about Duke’s endorsement and unequivocally declared, “I disavow.”

After his interview with Tapper, Trump reiterated his rejection of Duke’s support on Twitter. Tapper said nothing about that either.

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Alt Right demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Aug. 12, 2017. Source: https://www.voanews.com/a/rallies-in-aftermath-of-charlottesville-violence/3983710.html.

 

Media Bias at CNN and the New York Times

The National Interest, December 1, 2016

The mainstream media suffered a further erosion of its authority during the 2016 campaign. It copiously displayed its disdain of Donald Trump, not least in assuming that his election to the presidency was not simply unlikely, but next to impossible. Then came the evening of November 8, when assorted media pooh-bahs stared in incredulity at the actual results—a Republican trifecta.

Many have blamed Trump himself for his adversarial relationship with the press, but that distracts from the media’s culpability. However unconventional or controversial Trump’s candidacy was—and it certainly broke new ground—the mainstream media have long failed to report the news truthfully about right-of-center public figures with whom it disagrees.

In my view, at a time when many are complaining about “fake news” manufactured by Russia, it is worth taking a closer look at the mainstream media’s complacency and downright dishonesty. Numerous examples exist, but two incidents involving Dr. Ben Carson, surely the most civil and genteel GOP presidential contender in the 2016 election, are illuminating.

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