At this moment in time, Donald Trump is the president-elect, but he does not have any legal authority to speak for the American people other than as a private citizen. He angered the Chinese government with inane comments about how he would not respect American foreign policy that recognizes the current relationship between Taiwan and China. The end result is anger on the part of the Chinese government, and seizure of a drone in the sea. Yesterday, Trump issued a statement denouncing policies of the German government, and, literally accusing Chancellor Merkel of failure in leadership of the nation.
His tweet emphasized there was a conflict between ISIS and its war on “Christianity” which, in effect, argues that Muslim terrorists primarily are fighting “Christian civilization.” Wars in Afghanistan, in Iraq, and in Syria, have resulted in the death of hundreds of thousands of MUSLIMS. Less than five percent of people murdered by Islamic terrorists are Christian. His comments simply enable any Muslim terrorist group to argue that western nations seek to destroy Muslim civilization.
Tweets can be fun, and tweets can be dangerous.