Donald Trump addressed thousands of supporters in Indiana on Sunday night and accused China of, “the greatest theft in the history of the world”.
The billionaire businessman has made China’s of manipulating its currency, to lower the cost of its exports, one of the major themes of his campaign; which he says has badly damaged US businesses and workers.
“We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country, and that’s what we’re doing,” he told the campaign rally on Sunday.
“We’re going to turn it around, and we have the cards, don’t forget it,” he added. “We have a lot of power with China.”
Trump promises to,
“cut a better deal with China that helps American businesses and workers compete” in his ‘campaign manifesto‘.
He wants to declare China,
“a currency manipulator” and put “an end to China’s illegal export subsidies and lax labor and environmental standards”.
The US government has published numbers that show the trade deficit with China has reached an all-time high of $365.7bn last year.
Ted Cruz, jumped onto this particular bandwagon Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” when slammed Trump for touting Tyson’s support, whom Trump referred to as a “tough guy.”
“I don’t think rapists are tough guys. I think rapists are weak, they’re bullies and they’re cowards,”
What do you think? Has China Trade ‘Raped’ America?