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Opinion: Trump’s rhetoric and China’s criticism of the U.S. election share an ability to distract citizens from problems with politicians’ performance

4 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
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Trump, by telling lies and lobbing ever more non sequiturs, has successfully distracted a good part of America, and arguably the world, from focusing on the matter at hand: his incompetence and unsuitability for the position of President of the United States," writes Jiayang Fan. "Similarly, in criticizing the admittedly circus-like nature of the American election season, the Chinese government hopes to shift focus away from its singularly oppressive rule, one that has conferred economic prosperity and violated human rights."
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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