Remarks by the US president come amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing and follow a contentious visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Washington must continue to support Taiwan while seeking a better security dialogue with Beijing.
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Beijing has reacted to the withdrawal with the message that the US can’t be trusted as an ally.