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Fri Nov 10, 2017, 07:06 PM

Trump attacks countries 'cheating' America at Apec summit

Source: Guardian


US president’s tirade against predatory economic policies comes just hours after he heaped praise on China
Oliver Holmes in Da Nang and Tom Phillips in Beijing
Friday 10 November 2017 10.32 EST

Donald Trump has abruptly ended the diplomatic streak he displayed on his 12-day tour of Asia by launching a tirade against “violations, cheating or economic aggression” in the region, just hours after heaping lavish praise on China.

Speaking at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) conference in Da Nang, Vietnam, on Friday, the US president’s words had the tone of a fierce reprimand. The speech was clearly, sometimes explicitly, focused on China and other countries he blamed for predatory economic policies, accusing them of having “stripped” jobs, factories and industries out of the United States.

“We can no longer tolerate these chronic trade abuses and we will not tolerate them,” he said, with audio speakers in the large hall crackling as Trump raised his voice at times.

“Despite years of broken promises, we were told that someday soon everybody would behave fairly and responsibly. People in America and throughout the Indo-Pacific region have awaited that day to come but it never has and that is why I am here today,” he said.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/10/trump-attacks-countries-cheating-america-at-apec-summit

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Judi Lynn Nov 10 OP
efhmc Nov 10 #1
blueinredohio Nov 10 #2
riversedge Nov 10 #7
SergeStorms Saturday #9
They_Live Saturday #11
Skittles Nov 10 #3
keithbvadu2 Nov 10 #4
xxqqqzme Nov 10 #5
NastyRiffraff Nov 10 #6
SergeStorms Saturday #10
elleng Nov 10 #8

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 07:14 PM

1. I do not care what the idiot is saying.

I am just glad he is away polluting another country. Unfortunately he will return here to do more damage.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 07:18 PM

2. He doesn't have the balls to say it to their face

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 09:14 PM

7. Trump was on an ego trip in China; they were falling all over him.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 12:59 AM

9. His base might not be too happy though.

His tough talk about the Chinese during his campaign was music to the Tumptards ears. Now he goes to China and performs the biggest ass-kissing ceremony the world's ever seen.

Ahhhhh, who am I kidding. There is absolutely nothing Trump could do to anger his bat-shit crazy base. They just adore the man. And why not? He's the most capable, magnificent, intelligent and mentally sharp president this country has ever had! Just ask him.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 11:45 AM

11. Hey! Don't forget humble!

He's more humble than anyone else!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 07:22 PM

3. Trump, talking about people behaving fairly and responsibly

HOO BOY

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 07:57 PM

4. China still had some potential to enrich Trump.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 08:18 PM

5. "...predatory economic policies..."

That's rich coming from him.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 09:11 PM

6. This was after he said he didn't "blame China"

for trade deficits. Whereupon he blamed China, and everybody else in the Asia-Pacific region. He was incoherent, as usual.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 01:02 AM

10. I thought he blamed....

every real President since Harry Truman for the trade deficit? I'm sure the deficit with China is about half of what it was before he took office. He's just that good.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 11:55 PM

8. Repeated, didn't he, that he expected countries to take positions on behalf of themselves/

their countries, and wouldn't blame them for such? Confused much?

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