Report: Bob Dole organized Trump's Taiwan call

Report: Bob Dole organized Trump's Taiwan call
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall MORE's call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen was organized by Bob Dole, a former Republican senator and the party's 1996 presidential nominee, The Wall Street Journal reports

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Dole told the Journal that the law firm he is affiliated with does work with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S. 

“It’s fair to say that we may have had some influence,” he said. 

Trump's Friday conversation broke decades of U.S. protocol. 

For several decades, the U.S. has followed the "One China" policy that doesn't acknowledge Taiwan as a nation, but instead goes along with China's view that Taiwan is a province that broke away.  

President Jimmy Carter formally declared the communist People's Republic of China the sole government of China in 1979, which ended formal U.S. diplomatic relations with the nationalist government on Taiwan.