In response to the criticism of him having an official talk with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, Donald J. Trump tweeted that he thought it was “Interesting how the U.S. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call."
"They were so welcoming. They had volunteers cooking meals for us on Thanksgiving. One lady came up and said 'I want to be your family today because I know you are away from your family.' The community was amazingly accepting of us and welcoming of us."
President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, a highly unusual and probably unprecedented move since the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with the self-governing island in 1979.
Edmond Balding, 90, was sentenced to five years probation, a lifetime license suspension and loss of his car after he plead guilty to a charge related to a car crash that killed a woman in northeast Portland.