Skip to comments.Trump Gives Hardline Trade Speech In Vietnam: We Are Not Going To Be Taken Advantage Of Anymore
Posted on 11/10/2017 8:06:06 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
President Trump delivered a robust and forceful speech on international trade in an address Friday afternoon at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam. Trump told Asian leaders the U.S. "will not tolerate" trade abuses and lashed out at "unfair practices."
Trump said he does not blame countries for "taking advantage" of the U.S. in trade deals, for that is their job, but he said it will no longer happen. He said the U.S. "did not do their job, but I will."
"I do not blame China or any other country, of which there are many, for taking advantage of the U.S. on trade. If their representatives are able to get away with it, then they're just doing their jobs," the president said.
"We are not going to let the United States be taken advantage of anymore," Trump declared. "I am always going to put America first, the same way I expect all of you in this room to put your countries first."
"We must ensure that all play by the rules, which they do not right now. Those who do will be our closest partners. Those who do not can be certain that the United States will no longer turn a blind eye to violations, cheating or economic aggression. Those days are over," he said....
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>>”We are not going to let the United States be taken advantage of anymore,” Trump declared. “I am always going to put America first, the same way I expect all of you in this room to put your countries first.”
This guy is AWESOME!! Leader of the free world is summed up in that one statement.
One thing Trump isn’t is wishy-washy. He says what he means and means what he says. Truly refreshing.
So, the RAT claim that hes gone soft on trade lasted about 24 hours. Oops Chuckie, keep digging, you might get to China.
Three cheers !!!
This will make the Uniparty even more angry.
Its Trump and middle America against the Swampers and Marxists. We have the votes and the guns.They have no consciences and a toady press. Lets see who prevails.
Xi Jinping heard this and broke out in belly laughs ... DJT had just agreed to give China jet engines and US made chips ... the very things he had his spies trying to steal ...
It’s great that he has finally been able to go to Vietnam despite his bone spurs.
What’s your screen name at Daily Kos?
Hopefully, President Trump asks the Vietnamese about the Americans left behind at the end of the Vietnam War. You know the ones McCain stopped the investigation about!!!
According to Reuters, Trump is more popular in Vietnam than he is in the United States. Let that sink in...
Wrong no apology. PBS is all BS about the war.
Despite the communist government the average Vietnamese is an entrepreneurial capitalist. Can you say that about the average American?
Did you watch the speech I’m referring to? It praised the Vietnamese people, their enduring culture, and their accomplishments in recent years. It’s more an acknowledgement of their rights as an independent people than a direct apology. The implication is clear, and correct.
Saw it live last night/early morning. It was magnificent!
Great point. This sickening item in McQueeg's resume has been buried, ignored and covered up for too long !
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