The NY Times, echoing the lace panty leftie peaceniks from the State Dept, is bashing Trump for accepting a phone call from the President of Taiwan. Let's be real about it, Taiwan is a real country that we, the United States, have promised to defend from invasion by the mainland. That is a serious commitment, to go to war with a whacking big industrialized country like China. And Taiwan is a significant economy, well worth our time. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is one of the largest silicon foundries in the world. If it disappeared, there would be a serious worldwide shortage of semiconductors. Analog Devices, with its own foundry in Wilmington MA, sent their digital designs to TSMC, half a world away. The Wilmington foundry was at capacity, and it could make higher value analog parts, where as TSMC was a strictly digital house. And they did good work.
Anyhow, despite what the mainland Chinese say, Taiwan is a real country, with industry, armed forces, a sizable population, friendly to the United States. For the NY Times to get its panties in a twist because Trump took a friendly phone call from the president of a friendly country, is outrageous.