Trump: We can’t al­low China to rape our coun­try

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Don­ald Trump on Sun­day com­pared the US’s trade deficit with China, which he reg­u­larly laments and vows to tackle as pres­i­dent, to rape. “We can’t con­tinue to al­low China to rape our coun­try, and that’s what they’re do­ing,” Mr Trump said dur­ing his sec­ond rally Sun­day in Fort Wayne, In­di­ana, re­fer­ring to China’s high num­ber of ex­ports rel­a­tive to the US. Mr Trump has re­peat­edly ac­cused China of ma­nip­u­lat­ing its cur­rency to make its ex­ports more com­pet­i­tive on the global mar­ket and has claimed that China is “killing” the US on trade. Sun­day marks the first time this cam­paign that Mr Trump has used the term “rape” to re­fer to what he views as China’s dom­i­nance in trade with the US. “We’re go­ing to turn it around. And we have the cards, don’t for­get it. We’re like the piggy bank that’s be­ing robbed. We have the cards. We have a lot of power with China,” Mr Trump said on Sun­day be­fore re­fer­ring to China’s re­la­tion­ship with the US as rape.

Don­ald Trump.

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