False Equivalence

Thomas L. Friedman, Trump and Xi Sittin’ in a Tree: Both men have overplayed their hand and are desperate to be seen as the winner in their trade war

In the first three paragraphs of his piece, Friedman claims that Trump and Xi are being equally obtuse about the trade war. But I think the remainder of his column provides greater support for the argument I have made—here and also here: that Xi knows what he is doing and Trump does not know what he is doing.