I spoke with BBC Radio 5 Live on Monday about Donald Trump’s latest verbal outrage, combining a provocative challenge to China with a misogynistic statement that Beijing is “raping” the US in trade.

Host Adrian Chiles and I speak about the potential damage both to Trump’s campaign — noting that he not yet clinched the Republican nomination, let alone faced Hillary Clinton in the contest for the White House — and to US foreign policy. There’s even a plaintive note about those who have compared The Donald to Ronald Reagan in 1980: “If only Trump was Reagan.”

Before and after the discussion, Stephen McDonell joins the conversation to present the view from China.

Listen to the conversation

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