China is not a friend of the US and should not have been praised during President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday.
That’s how CNBC paraphrased Donald Trump’s reaction to the State of the Union speech. In addition to calling the remarks “mostly talk,” Trump launched into an impassioned diatribe about the president heaping praise on the communist country.
“Interestingly, he was talking about how great China is … [but] it’s supposed to be a speech about us,” he said. “And China’s been hurting this country and hurting it very badly.”
“I thought the low point was when he talked about how great China was,“ Trump added ”To me that was inappropriate to have in this speech, especially in light of what has happened with China.”
He even went as far as to say China is “not a friend of this country”:
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Trump realizes it could be seen as odd to be upset with China when he himself does business with the country. But he said he has “no choice” but to buy certain products from the country, and if China adhered to fair trade principles, he wouldn’t have as much of a problem.
Does it sound like he’s hoping to one day give his own SOTU speech?
(H/T: Business Insider)