As I said before, I do not engage in guessing what goes on in Trump’s mind. On that path lies madness.
My only point, which I believe is noncontroversial, is that a country is a unit of which it’s citizens are a part, but certainly not the only part. Therefore, to impute a derogatory comment about a country to its citizens is logically fallacious.
Perhaps an analogy is in order. If a person happens to be an environmentalist, Exxon is an “evil company”, as not only do they engage in the mining and subsequent production of a pollutant, they (allegedly) force developing nations to sign deals for that raw material that amount to theft, they (allegedly) fund anti-climate change research that fuels anti-climate change propaganda, and (allegedly) destroy (or at least impact) the environment where they drill and product.
I mean, if I were an environmentalist, I’d say that Exxon is pretty evil, eh?
Now, does that mean that I believe that all 50,000 employees of Exxon are evil?
Of course not. Doesn’t stand up to even a cursory test of logic.