President Donald Trump says if he is reelected he would be willing to “decouple” from China if it does not treat the U.S. “right” — something he claims Democrat opponent Joe Biden would never do.
In an interview Sunday on Fox News' “The Next Revolution,” Trump said that if Biden wins, Beijing would “own our country.”
“We were doing better than we've ever done with China, and I was all set to rock and roll and then we got hit with this damn situation,” Trump said of U.S.-China relations before the coronavirus.
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping had been back and forth negotiating a trade deal. The virus outbreak hindered negotiations from moving forward.
“I don't want to set the world on fire right now,” Trump told host Steve Hilton.
The president said he is the “only one who ever took on China.” He said if former Vice President Joe Biden is elected, “China will own our country.”
He cited U.S. intelligence reports that indicate China is working to help Biden get elected this November.
“China owns Joe Biden,” Trump said, noting the former vice president’s son made money off of work he did with China when Biden was in office.
“His son got a billion and a half dollars,” Trump said of Hunter Biden. “His son with no experience, no brainpower, no anything, never did it, not only Ukraine, he got hundreds of thousands of dollars of money from Ukraine and the upfront payment and then with China he walks up with a billion and half dollars in fees. It's ridiculous.”
Hunter Biden sat on the board of BHR, a Chinese equity firm, which was trying to raise a $1.5 billion financial stake. Hunter Biden has maintained that he did not make $1.5 billion from his involvement with the firm.
Still, Trump said China wants him to “lose so badly.”
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