Trump Slams Obama for China Failure

  • 2019-05-09
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Slams Obama for China Failure
President Trump has not been shy about highlighting the failures of the Obama administration. Or any previous administration for that matter. 

Trump is now pointing to Obama's weakness while dealing with China which Trump asserts caused Obama to get taken advantage of by China.

According to Fox News:

President Trump on Friday touted his administration’s controversial move to increase tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods after trade talks between Washington and Beijing failed to come to an agreement, while saying the Obama administration let China "get away with 'murder.'"

Despite the new tariffs, trade negotiations will continue Friday morning, according to the White House.


Trump’s tweets Friday morning come after the Treasury Department late Thursday moved ahead with increased tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The new tariffs raised the import taxes of those goods from 10 percent to 25 percent at 12:01 a.m. Friday.


“This evening, Ambassador Lightizer and Secretary Mnuchin met with President Trump to discuss the ongoing trade negotiations with China," White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement. “The Ambassador and Secretary then had a working dinner with Vice Premier Liu He, and agreed to continue discussions tomorrow morning at USTR." USTR refers to the office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.


President Trump and his administration have been focusing on a deal that will open up the Chinese market to American companies while also protecting intellectual property. A deal has yet to be reached on these key issues.

 Source: TTN

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