Us President Donald Trump has strike out at the past three presidents for America’s policy on China, accusing his predecessors obama, bush, and clinton of allowing the china to become one of the richest and most powerful in the world.
Speaking with Fox News’ Steve Hilton in an exclusive interview released Sunday, the president said he would not allow China to become a superpower or eclipse the U.S. on his watch.
Trump showed no symbols of tempering his contentious approach to a rising China, promising once again to concentrate on what he considers to be unfair trade practices that have left America with a huge trade discrepancy. As the trade war between Washington and Beijing.
previously, Trump has blamed former President Barack Obama, bush- his favored targets and the subject of the birther conspiracy theory propagated by Trump before the former ran for president. But on Sunday, the president suggested America’s China strategy had been mistaken for years.
trump told Hilton. “They took advantage of us for many, many years and I blame us, I don’t blame them. I don’t blame President Xi. I blame all of our past presidents, and not just President Obama. You go back a long way. You look at President Clinton, Bush and obama everybody. They allowed this to happen, they created a monster…We rebuilt China because they get so much money.”
Trump’s tough bearing on China has become one of the hallmarks of his presidency, and shows no sign of diminishing. Previous week, tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports came into force, mounting duties from 10 to 25 percent. Trump has ordered Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to begin the process of raising tariffs on essentially all remaining imports from China, valued at around $300 billion.
Later in the interview, the president revealed that China wants “to take over the world.” Referring to the country’s Made in China 2025 project seeking to move the nation toward producing high value products and services Trump said he found it offensive that Xi would have such ambitions. “It was very insulting to me, because it’s not going to happen,” he told Hilton. “Not with me.”
The US president added“If Hillary Clinton became president, China would have been a much bigger economy than us by the end of her term,” he added, without any prompting to talk about the defeated 2016 Democratic candidate.
A separate dispute over the Chinese tech firm Huawei has added further fuel to the fire. The telecommunications company is at the forefront of developing 5G networks, but American officials have warned that Huawei could serve as a Trojan Horse for Beijing to access vital communications networks in the west.
Trump declared On Thursday, a national economic emergency over the issue and blacklisted the company, seeking to force all American firms to sever business ties with Huawei. The ban is having an effect, and on Sunday Google said it had suspended Huawei’s access to updates of its Android operating system while chipmakers have cut supply lines.