China is illegally claiming the whole South China Sea, which is international waters, as its own.
It is building military facilities in violation of international law, in order to intimidate its neighbors and other Pacific powers.
Its military fully expects to fight over the South China Sea and has been systematically harassing US planes and ships in the area, illegally.
Barack Obama did nothing about it for 8 years, essentially giving the Chinese a green light to bully their way to annexation.
But all of this is Donald Trump’s fault because he points out that it is not acceptable.
OK. I understand the author’s argument. LOL