Trump Says He Doesn't Blame China for Trade Issues, Vows to Fix 'Imbalance'

Newser| Thu Nov 09 04:01:48 EST 2017
(Newser) – President Trump has previously expressed being "disappointed" at China for "taking advantage" of the US with "one-sided" trade, as well as called the country a "currency manipulator." But speaking in Beijing on Thursday, he appeared to admire any clever exploitation of the US. "I don't blame China," he said in a speech to business leaders after a two-hour sit-down with President Xi Jinping. "After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for benefit of their citizens? I give China great credit." Instead of pointing the finger at his host nation, Trump blamed his own predecessors "for allowing this trade deficit to take place and to grow." Tr..

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