Top News from Gavin Newsom's Friends

25
friends

Donald Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call

Financial Times – Dec 2, 10:16 AM – Donald Trump risks opening up a major diplomatic dispute with China before he has even been inaugurated after speaking on the phone on Friday with Tsai Ying-wen, the president of Taiwan. The telephone call, confirmed by three people, is believed to…
Demetri Sevastopulo Bull in The China Shop ... Our #scoop on @realDonaldTrump call with Taiwanese president & implications for US-China t.co/Wth1udvHqK
Mike Vainisi RT @NickFoxNYT: 11/18:Trump eyes new hotels in Taiwan t.co/99S4TSljL5 12/2:Trump talks to prez of Taiwan, angering China t.co/1LxPQwkjDA
Demetri Sevastopulo Trump specialises in tearing up the rule book. That is why people are concerned. t.co/Wth1udvHqK t.co/li0cImbthB
Hart Hanson Oh no! WHAT IF CHINA STOPS SHIPPING TRUMP'S TIES??? t.co/p7WcrimLAV
12
friends
nytimes.com - Mark Landler - Trump Speaks With Taiwan's Leader, a Possible Affront to China

Trump Speaks With Taiwan's Leader, a Possible Affront to China

New York Times Mark Landler (@MarkLandler) – Dec 2, 3:01 PM – Washington — President-elect Donald J. Trump spoke by telephone with Taiwan's president on Friday, a striking break with nearly four decades of diplomatic practice that could precipitate a major rift with China even before Mr. Trump takes…
Ted Johnson RT @EricLiptonNYT: Trump Org: "we are not planning any expansion into Taiwan." How abt this? Great find @mega2e t.co/zBLAHLeJmz t.co/8rxZoGxu0t t.co/xdSMBgz6qc
Matt Ortega RT @EricLiptonNYT: Trump Org: "we are not planning any expansion into Taiwan." How abt this? Great find @mega2e t.co/zBLAHLeJmz t.co/8rxZoGxu0t t.co/xdSMBgz6qc
Lucas Neff RT @EricLiptonNYT: Trump Org: "we are not planning any expansion into Taiwan." How abt this? Great find @mega2e t.co/zBLAHLeJmz t.co/8rxZoGxu0t t.co/xdSMBgz6qc
leahmcelrath RT @EricLiptonNYT: Trump Org: "we are not planning any expansion into Taiwan." How abt this? Great find @mega2e t.co/zBLAHLeJmz t.co/8rxZoGxu0t t.co/xdSMBgz6qc
NYT National News Trump speaks with Taiwan's leader, a possible affront to China t.co/36efj21xnB
11
friends

Sarah Palin: Trump's Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism'

POLITICO – Madeline Conway – Another conservative is calling “crony capitalism” on Donald Trump's deal with Carrier, albeit an unexpected one — Sarah Palin. In an op-ed for the website Young Conservatives, the former Alaska governor allowed that the…
Neal Taflinger RT @politico: Sarah Palin: Trump's Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism' t.co/ukHfsHOOlG | Getty t.co/sThKMO5JKE
Dana Rubinstein RT @maggieNYT: Someone must have learned they're not getting the VA role t.co/jwnbW1YhGf
Kathleen O'Brien RT @politico: Sarah Palin: Trump's Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism' t.co/ukHfsHOOlG | Getty t.co/sThKMO5JKE
Rex Harrington O.C RT @nycjim: Sarah Palin slams Trump's Carrier jobs plan, calling it 'crony capitalism,' 'socialism' and 'political intrusion.' t.co/p9F0WDDYzl t.co/UvzErjfDtl
Ted Johnson Sarah Palin: Trump's Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism' t.co/RFmFJfmgij
11
friends

EXCLUSIVE: Obama considering a career in digital media following the presidency

Mic – Dec 2, 12:11 PM – President Barack Obama has been discussing a post-presidential career in digital media and is considering launching his own media company, according to multiple sources who spoke on background because they were not authorized to speak for the…
Joseph Kapsch Obama considering post-presidential digital media career, sources say t.co/IxIBmEZZKZ via @Mic
Josh Marshall Well we'd be willing to give O a soft landing after he's released from current contract t.co/aWkyBtCbyZ
Ben Mullin "look...i just think folks want to see us on multiple platforms...uh...and that includes instant articles" t.co/uD7QJqI7qU
Ted Johnson RT @mlcalderone: "Obama considers media to be a central focus of his next chapter" t.co/Ca12slm1Kg
10
friends

Trump speaks with Taiwanese president, a major break with decades of U.S. policy on China

Washington Post – Dec 2 – President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with Taiwan's president, a major departure from decades of U.S. policy in Asia and a breach of diplomatic protocol with ramifications for the incoming president's relations with China. Trump spoke by phone…
Chris Cillizza RT @byamberphillips: It's hard to overstate what a middle finger this is to China. They don't acknowledge Taiwan is a sovereign country t.co/iTtvVSjskM
Indira Lakshmanan RT @washingtonpost: Trump spoke with Taiwanese president, a major break with decades of U.S. policy on China t.co/Q7BZUGzZGx
janette c RT @AriFleischer: Uh-oh. I wasn't even allowed to refer to the gvt "of" Taiwan. (I could say gvt "on" Taiwan.) China will go nuts. t.co/vJcBD2rika
John Seeley RT @AriFleischer: Uh-oh. I wasn't even allowed to refer to the gvt "of" Taiwan. (I could say gvt "on" Taiwan.) China will go nuts. t.co/vJcBD2rika
10
friends

Of 8 Tech Companies, Only Twitter Says It Would Refuse to Help Build Muslim Registry for Trump

The Intercept – Sam Biddle – Dec 2 – Every American corporation, from the largest conglomerate to the smallest firm, should ask itself right now: Will we do business with the Trump administration to further its most extreme, draconian goals? Or will we resist? This question is perhaps…
Maggie Utgoff Of 8 tech companies, only Twitter says it would refuse to help build Trump's Muslim registry t.co/FpIkefk9G8 by @samfbiddle
Matt Ortega RT @asherhuey: We can probably add NationBuilder as a company that would be happy to help build Trump's Muslim registry t.co/ZcPfNE18i9
Matt Ortega Time to play, "Who Wants to be IG Farben?" t.co/1hnhE9X5sK
Lucas Pattan RT @samfbiddle: I asked 8 tech companies if they would help build a Muslim registry for Trump, and only Twitter said no t.co/ewVMog2yrd
Zach Everson RT @samfbiddle: I asked 8 tech companies if they would help build a Muslim registry for Trump, and only Twitter said no t.co/ewVMog2yrd
8
friends

Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About

The New Yorker – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Dec 2, 9:00 AM – America has always been aspirational to me. Even when I chafed at its hypocrisies, it somehow always seemed sure, a nation that knew what it was doing, refreshingly free of that anything-can-happen existential uncertainty so familiar to developing…
Alexis C. Madrigal The POC-heavy working class of the coasts is massively underrepresented in all forms of media t.co/hgpMrwpuXv t.co/MbDxgCriQ2
Eye Twitches RT @JamilSmith: 'Now is the time to speak up and to wear as a badge of honor the opprobrium of bigots.' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. t.co/U0g7awaz2n
Jamil Smith 'Now is the time to speak up and to wear as a badge of honor the opprobrium of bigots.' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. t.co/U0g7awaz2n
Rebekah B Leekley RT @angelicaross: '[...] it is an injustice to demand that the maligned identify with those who question their humanity.' t.co/rlFTHUn86f
8
friends

Tsai-Trump telephone call scheduled

Taipei Times – Dec 3 – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was to have a telephone conversation with US president-elect Donald Trump yesterday, which would be the first time a Taiwanese president has spoken with a US president-elect since official…
Heather Timmons RT @GwenythWR: #Taiwan: President Tsai-@realDonaldTrump Trump telephone call scheduled - Taipei Times t.co/utN5rpnmVL
Joan Walsh RT @mrshellwinger: .@joanwalsh Taiwan says Trump's staff set up the call. Trump saying they called him: calling gov't officials liars. t.co/FpGGHDyTuo
Charles P. Pierce RT @kylegriffin1: Updated link: Taiwanese media is reporting that the call was organized by Trump's staff: t.co/oZFgqujoDA t.co/XGspAt1INJ
Josh Marshall RT @mattyglesias: Taiwanese press implying this was an initiative of Stephen Yates a former aide to Dick Cheney t.co/nMoXS5bIg7 t.co/drhPSwT2l0
Joan Walsh RT @TVietor08: According to his report, Trump transition aide and lobbyist for Taiwan (shocker!) Stephen Yates is in Taiwan: t.co/FOhxSN1ygG
8
friends

Trump wants to expand business empire to Taiwan, creating another potential conflict of interest

Shanghaiist – Nov 18 – Thanks for checking out our new design, please let us know if you have feedback The mayor of Taoyuan confirmed rumors on Wednesday that US president-elect Donald Trump was considering constructing a series of luxury hotels and resorts in the…
Mike Vainisi RT @NickFoxNYT: 11/18:Trump eyes new hotels in Taiwan t.co/99S4TSljL5 12/2:Trump talks to prez of Taiwan, angering China t.co/1LxPQwkjDA
Amy Sullivan RT @AlecMacGillis: "Mayor of Taoyuan confirmed rumors that Trump was considering...a series of luxury hotels in the NW Taiwanese city." t.co/8d4mcHKe0H
leahmcelrath That's only if the PEOTUS respected the Constitution. And didn't want to build hotels in Taiwan: t.co/OAL5CshZvw Not Trump. t.co/uCtwXzRdfH
6
friends

Trump's Breezy Calls to World Leaders Leave Diplomats Aghast

New York Times Mark Landler (@MarkLandler) – Dec 1, 6:12 PM – On Thursday, the White House weighed in with an offer of professional help. The press secretary, Josh Earnest, urged the president-elect to make use of the State Department's policy makers and diplomats in planning and conducting his encounters…
tristan walker RT @donnabrazile: Trump's Breezy Calls to World Leaders Leave Diplomats Aghast t.co/FFRJyjyvcQ
Donna Brazile Trump's Breezy Calls to World Leaders Leave Diplomats Aghast t.co/FFRJyjyvcQ
Nathan Triplett Our President-elect lacks the knowledge and temperament to represent the United States on a global stage. t.co/kSgYuX7plr
Katrina vandenHeuvel RT @JesseLehrich: 'He's made himself not only a bull in a china shop, but a bull in a nuclear china shop.' t.co/rhvw2yHTT3 t.co/cmyauV4FDa