Skip to comments.Trump to Critics: ‘How Can You Blame China For Taking Advantage of People That Had No Clue?’
Posted on 11/10/2017 12:46:31 PM PST by ForYourChildren
President Trump hit back early Friday at critics at home for challenging his comments in Beijing on the massive trade deficit with China, doubling down on blaming not China but past U.S. administrations for the situation.
I dont blame China, Trump reiterated on Twitter.
I blame the incompetence of past Admins for allowing China to take advantage of the U.S. on trade leading up to a point where the U.S. is losing $100s of billions, he continued.
How can you blame China for taking advantage of people that had no clue? I wouldve done same!
The unrepentant Friday morning tweet was posted after the president came under fire for earlier remarks on what he described as the very one-sided and unfair economic playing field.
I dont blame China, he said, speaking alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People on Thursday.
After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens?
I give China great credit, he said, then added that he does, however, blame past administrations for allowing this out-of-control trade deficit to take place and to grow.
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Here ya go....
Chuck Schumer’s response
The Washington Posts David Nakamura tweeted that Trumps words were met by an [a]udible gasp from reporters in the room.
Reaction was quick in coming from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who for months has been urging Trump to back up his tough talk on the trade imbalance with China with concrete action.
The president may not blame China, but I do, and so do millions of Americans who voted for him and others who have lost their jobs at the hands of Chinas rapacious trade policies, he said in a statement posted on his Facebook page.
POTUS DJT doing what he does best - doubling down on his comments, not backing down, and hitting again, harder.
Republicans have no clue what they’re up against. Just ask Roy Moore.
did Schumer just prove the President’s point ?
Right on, Mr President!
Nobody forced the US into those crappy one sided agreements. If the US wants to give the farm to China, is China going to say, “No, that’s not fair. We can’t take advantage of you”?
who signed these dealio’s chucky? Not Trump but the previous administrations, he speaks the truth.
Perhaps Trump is being nice, but ... it’s more than a little generous to say that people had no clue what China was up to.
The de-industrialization of America was a deliberate act.
Schumer is too dull (or dishonest or both) to understand that PDJT is not saying that China did not cheat on trade agreements or other things. He was saying that China was looking out for its own interests and we let them. “We” is probably our previous presidents and congress.
Agreed - very Ayn Rand like. And by watching out the best for one’s self, and being smart about the long term, it is the best way to operate.
I cringed at the headline though - thinking the “people that had no clue” referred to the folks making $2 a day in the toy factory.
BTW - I worked with a guy in Indonesia that made 50 cents an hour. When I exclaimed my shock “50 cents an hour!!??” he replied-
“Oh yes - but with room and board paid for - is best wage in all of Indonesia!” He said he planned on working at the site for six years, then he would have enough money to build his own house with no debt!
ha! laugh bump. Take that failures!
No wonder the hate from the establishment failures.
Bet the Chinese communist leadership didn’t sleep at all trying to figure out what President Trump really said.
In other words, we're not going to let you "take advantage" anymore.
“Republicans have no clue what theyre up against. Just ask Roy Moore.”
True! But: As a Jewess on the US, I can only point out that the number of women who allegedly DATED, but had no sex with, Roy Moore is EXACTLY the same number who accused President Clinton of FORCIBLE RAPE, a FAR more serious offense. Now we know why all REAL Americans put our 2nd Amendment FIRST. Just sayin!
You’ve posted this 78 times today.
Spoken like someone who lives in the real world.
Trump just laying it out. It is quite common sense but the Swamp has none.
Chew on that bone Chucky.
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