Trump Declares He is ‘The Chosen One’ To Fight China
President reiterated his ongoing battle with the country amid the trade war
President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday that was the “chosen one” to fight China in the continuing trade war.
As Trump reflected on his fight with China, he briefly looked up to the sky before announcing, “I am the chosen one.”
Trump defended his struggle with China to reporters outside the White House saying it was up to him to do what past presidents should have done sooner.
The president also spoke about his efforts on Tuesday, during remarks with reporters in the Oval Office.
“It’s about time, whether it’s good for this country or bad for this country short term,” he said.
“Long term, it’s imperative that somebody does this.”
Trump described how China was experiencing one of the worst months in 50 years as they buckle economically under the pressure of his s tough trade policies.
But Trump also signaled that they were ready to make a deal.
On Tuesday, Trump acknowledged there were some effects to the ongoing trade battle, but he would continue the battle.
“I could be sitting right now with a stock market that would be up 10,000 points higher if I didn’t want to do it,” he said and added.
Germany is facing an economic meltdown as the trade war between the US and China continues to escalate READ MORE: https://t.co/JJWXtYEIyo— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) August 6, 2019
“You should be happy that I’m fighting this battle because somebody had to do it. I don’t think it’s sustainable with what was happening.”
Earlier this year, Trump urged tech giant Apple to relocate its manufacturing base from China to the United States.
The President stance comes amid the lowered revenue forecast of the Silicon Valley giant crashed the market, but Trump said isn't concerned about it.
“Apple makes its product in China. I told [Apple CEO] Tim Cook, who’s a friend of mine, who I like a lot, ‘Make your product in the United States,’” Trump said, before adding “build those big, beautiful plants” in America, as China is currently its “biggest beneficiary,” hosting the majority of its production.
in June, Neon Nettle reported Alphabet Inc.’s Google was moving some of its server hardware and Nest thermostats production out of China to avoid Donald Trump's looming tariffs and an increasingly hostile Chinese government.
Google already dodged a 25% tariff when it recently shifted ts production of U.S.-bound motherboards to Taiwan.