Trump knows there is no possibility that could happen, so I doubt that would be his strategy.
Trump wants to be friends with both Russia and China, but with China, Trump wants some rules that make trading positions fair for both countries. China took advantage of the Most Favored Nation status it was given by the US government, and has been hacking away at US cyber security since the internet was created. So China will probably be seeing a few more restrictions and rules than before, unlike Russia which has been neutral on trade agreements. There is no need to turn Russia against China, a feat similar to turning America against Canada, not easy to do.
Once the intelligence community has been replaced and reformed to do true intel work rather than covert ops, there would be less incentive to turn any country against another country. And that shouldn't be the goal in the first place. Turning countries against each other is not a path to peace. That isn't what Trump wants to do. He wants to rebuild America, not tear down Russia or China. Trump says he will act in the interests of America first. And to do that, the US cannot be fooling around with playing one country against another. That would be a huge, unwanted distraction. The goal is to rescue America. As long as Trump focuses on that goal, then other countries should have no problems from seeing America focus inward rather than outward towards them.
The article appears to see the Trump people as a continuation of the current "deep state elite", but Trump is a major change and threat to the deep state because Trump doesn't believe in what they had been doing. Trump sees the Middle East as a disaster zone created by US officials, a problem we did not need. So the idea of turning countries against each other is not on Trump's mind. He won't do it.
Edited by Zharkov, 06 January 2017 - 03:36 AM.