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Malaysian Leader Says Trump's Style Doesn't Work Well in Asia

Mahathir Mohamad
Mahathir MohamadPhotographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said President Donald Trump’s diplomatic style is undermining U.S. efforts in Asia and he made a tongue-in-cheek prediction that China can outlast America in the latest trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies.

“He changes his views even in a manner of hours,” Mahathir said of Trump on Wednesday during an event at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. “Dealing with people who are not consistent is a big problem.”