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