Date: Nov 12, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government is trying to spin the fact that it had placed its bet
on the wrong US presidential candidate, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) said yesterday, referring to a statement by President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) administration that Tsai had met with a key consultant of US president-elect Donald Trump.
Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee (李大維) on Thursday said that Tsai had met a key consultant from Trump’s team last month, with Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang (黃重諺) later saying that it was Edwin Feulner, founder of the Washington-based Heritage Foundation think tank, and that the two met on Oct. 13.
KMT Culture and Communications Committee deputy director Hung Meng-kai (洪孟楷) said that as the representative of the Heritage Foundation, Feulner “comes to Asia for a fundraising tour every year.”
“What does it have to do with Trump’s campaign team? Feulner has been to Taiwan more than 20 times,” Hung said. [FULL STORY]