Speaking to George Stephanopoulos, the vice-president elect Mike Pence said early Sunday that the incoming administration will worry about its Taiwan policy after the inauguration.
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“We’ll deal with policy after January the 20th. This was a courtesy call,” Pence told ABC’s “This Week.”
President-elect Donald Trump spoke to Taiwan’s president by phone on Friday, breaking years of United States policy and risking a rift with China.
“They reached out to offer congratulations as leaders around the world have,” Pence added.
The vice-president elect also said “it’s a little mystifying” that Trump can speak by phone to a democratically elected leader, while President Obama can reach out to a “murdering dictator” in Cuba in the last year.
H/T The Hill