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Trump: US 'Going to Hell,' But I Can Fix It

Monday, 01 Jul 2013 05:30 PM

By Michelle Smith

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The United States has an array of problems that are dragging the nation into a sad state of existence. But Donald Trump is keeping a watchful eye and he insists he has the solutions.

Given his self-proclaimed ability to fix the nation's woes, Trump believes he is better suited to be president than Obama is, according to The Des Moines Register.

The real estate mogul claims if he was leading the nation he could easily fix some of America's most challenging problems, like tensions with Russia and high unemployment.

Editor's Note:
Trump Says U.S. Losing Economic Power To China, No Longer A Rich Country

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the jobless rate has been declining. In May 2012, the unemployment rate was 8.2 percent. In May this year the rate was 7.6 percent, showing some progress is being made.

But Trump does not trust the government's reporting. In October, after it was reported that the jobless rate fell from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent, he said the jobs numbers were "unbelievable" and the result of "a lot of monkey business."

"I don't believe the number and neither do any of the people that have intelligence," Politico said he told Fox News.

And his position has not changed. Trump told The Register that what is actually declining is the number of jobs.

"The unemployment numbers are totally false because they don't report the people that have given up looking," he said.

According to Trump, American jobs have gone to other countries like Mexico and especially China. U.S. employment conditions are "sad," Trump admits, but the situation would be "very, very easy to turn around."

The key is having a leader who knows what to do and is willing to take a stance.

China and other countries are "eating our lunch," Trump told The Register.

"They're taking our jobs," he added. "They're manipulating our currency so much so that they've become the greatest manipulators of all time."

He has long insisted that a hard-line approach is the key to nation's problems. And while The Register did not report what his solutions are, he has offered his advice in the past.

In 2011, during a tele-town hall appearance for then-presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, Trump blamed China and OPEC for destroying the American economy and advocated a 41 percent tax on Chinese goods to make up for their currency manipulation, the National Journal reported.

Some suspect that Trump's current claims to possess solutions for America's problems coupled with an upcoming speech in Iowa indicates that he is considering a run for the White House in 2016.

However, Trump told The Register he loves his current job, but he is also not so keen on what he is witnessing in this country.

"We're just being outplayed by everybody. I'm watching what's going on, and its just too early for me to say" if he will run or not, he told the paper.

"We have a country that's going to hell, and you know, I know the reasons why," he told The Register. "I know how to fix them. A lot of people don't."

Editor's Note: Trump Says U.S. Losing Economic Power To China, No Longer A Rich Country

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