Moore在美国当地时间2016年12月5日出席WLS电台晚间节目“Big John and Ray Show”时说：“台湾是我们的盟友。这是一个我们支持的、信奉自由价值的国家。我们应当立挺我们的盟友。如果中国不喜欢，去它的！（That is a country that we have backed because they believe in freedom. We oughta back our ally, and if China doesnt like it, screw ′em）”
Donald Trump should not worry about insulting China and if Beijing objects to him speaking to Taiwan, "screw 'em", an economic adviser to the US president-elect has said.
Stephen Moore, chief economist of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, said Mr Trump was right to risk China's displeasure by speaking on the phone with the president of Taiwan, which the Chinese regard as a breakaway province.
He said: "Too many namby-pamby people in the foreign policy shop are saying 'Oh my gosh we can't do this, we might insult the Chinese.' I don't care if we insult the Chinese.
"Taiwan is our ally. That is a country that we have backed because they believe in freedom. We ought to back our ally, and if China doesn't like it, screw 'em."
Mr Moore added: "We see what's happening in China the way they'resabre rattling out there in the East, it's about time we do what Reagan did, we stand up to these bullies."
His comments came after Mr Trump stoked a diplomatic row by accusing Beijing of currency manipulation and flexing its muscles in the South China Sea.
He also became the first US president or president-elect since 1979 to speak by phone with a leader of Taiwan, talking with President Tsai Ing-wen. The US does not recognise Taiwan as a sovereign nation.
The White House said Mr Trump's Taiwan phone call could "undermine" US relations with China.
Josh Earnest, President Barack Obama's spokesman, said efforts had been made to reassure Chinese officials.
Beijing has so far exercised restraint, but China’s tightly controlled media went on the offensive on Tuesday.
"Trump's China-bashing tweet is just a cover for his real intent, which is to treat China as a fat lamb and cut a piece of meat off it," said the nationalist Global Times in an editorial.
The tabloid newspaper said Mr Trump “threw a tantrum against China”, as it criticised his “outrageous” and “reckless” remarks which showed his inexperience in diplomacy.
The overseas version of the People's Daily, a Communist Party mouthpiece, said Mr Trump’s “petty moves” would not change relations with the US.
But the newspaper, which often tests Chinese leader’s opinions in the public realm, warned the president-elect that “a growing number of such moves can hinder the bilateral relationship in a major way.
“This is an issue that Trump and his transition team should take very seriously," it added.
The China Daily, meanwhile, called for Mr Trump to receive advice on foreign affairs to avoid him experiencing “constant diplomatic conflagrations”.
It came as Mr Trump, who once claimed climate change was a hoax invented by the Chinese, appeared to reverse course dramatically on that issue as he met with Al Gore, the environmental activist and former US Vice President.
Mr Gore, who has devoted his time since leaving office to the issue, praised the businessman for what he called a "sincere" discussion.
He said: "I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect. It was a sincere search for areas of common ground. I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued."
Mr Gore had gone to Trump Tower in New York for what was expected to be a meeting with the billionaire's daughter Ivanka, who reportedly wants to make climate change a signature issue in her role as first daughter.
But Mr Gore, who won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his climate change campaigning, said he spent the bulk of his time there talking to the president-elect.
The decision to meet Mr Gore appeared at odds with views previously expressed by Mr Trump.
In 2012 Mr Trump said: "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive."
US-China Relations | What US presidents have said on Taiwan
JIMMY CARTER, February 1979: US policy "does nothing to prohibit a future president or a future Congress, if we feel that Taiwan is unnecessarily endangered, from interposing the American Pacific Fleet between the island and the mainland. And there is certainly nothing to prevent a future president or Congress from even going to war, if they choose, to protect the people of Taiwan or to protect any other people ... that we look on with favor."
RONALD REAGAN, August 1982, in his statement on the signing of a joint U.S.-China communique that called for the ultimate reduction of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan: "The Taiwan question is a matter for the Chinese people, on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, to resolve. We will not interfere in this matter or prejudice the free choice of, or put pressure on, the people of Taiwan in this matter. At the same time, we have an abiding interest and concern that any resolution be peaceful. I shall never waiver from this fundamental position."
GEORGE BUSH, February 1989, at a banquet in China with then-President Yang Shangkun: "We remain firmly committed to the principles set forth in those three joint communiques that form the basis of our relationship. And based on the bedrock principle that there is but one China, we have found ways to address Taiwan constructively without rancor."
BILL CLINTON, December 1999, asked if the United States would defend Taiwan: "We oppose and would view with grave concern any kind of violent action. And that hasn't changed. The politics of neither place (China and Taiwan) should lead either side into doing something rash. And I hope that this will not happen. But our policy is clear, and you know what I've done in the past. And I think that's all I should say about it right now."
GEORGE W. BUSH, April 2001, when asked whether the United States would use military force to counter a Chinese attack on Taiwan: "It's certainly an option. The Chinese have got to understand that is clearly an option."
BARACK OBAMA, November 2014, in a joint news conference in Beijing with President Xi Jinping: "I reaffirmed my strong commitment to our one-China policy based on the three joint communiques and the Taiwan Relations Act. And we encourage further progress by both sides of the Taiwan Strait towards building ties, reducing tensions and promoting stability on the basis of dignity and respect, which is in the interest of both sides, as well as the region and the United States."
PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP, December 2016, tweeting about his telephone conversation with Taiwan's president: "The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you! Interesting how the U.S. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call."