December 18, 2011

Trump to Obama: You're Weak.

In an open letter to president Obama, Donald Trump has lambasted the president on his weakness and the fact that China knows it.  Trump has been fixated (and not undeservedly so) on the trade and relation problems with China going back some time but he seems to find the situation under Obama, particularly egregious.
The Chinese government increased trade tensions with the Obama administration Wednesday evening by unexpectedly imposing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on imports of support utility vehicles and midsize and large cars from the United States.”

This new and unfair tariff, which amounts to a 22 percent increase in the import price, evoked the weakest response imaginable from Carol Guthrie, a spokesperson for the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Her response was, “We are very disappointed in this action by China…. and will be discussing this latest action with both our stakeholders and Congress to determine the best course going forward.” For the past year, I have been clamoring to do exactly to China what they are now doing to us. When are you going to take a stand and stop permitting China to destroy our great nation? You should immediately issue a response to the President of China declaring that a 25 percent tax on every product China produces and imports into the United States will be immediately imposed. 

How much more money are you willing to permit China to take from our economy? Isn’t 370 billion dollars a year enough? It’s time to wake up and realize that China is committing economic terrorism against the United States. You are single handedly allowing numerous countries to destroy our great nation and everything that we stand for.
He's completely right about the problem, and Obama's inaction on China.  Let's hope he doesn't run on it though.  He would end up ensuring that Obama would be around for four more years to allow more damage to be done.
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