President Donald Trump has taken some examples to deny accusations from Joe Biden after the former Democratic vice president characterized him as a bully.
Biden is facing skepticism whether he was ready to go head-to-head with President Trump after the first round of the Democratic presidential debates. During an interview with CNN aired on July 6, Biden assured his voters that he can take on the president.
“The idea that I’d be intimidated by Donald Trump―he’s the bully that I knew my whole life, he’s the bully that I’ve always stood up to,” the Democratic front-runner said.
In a response, President Trump ingeniously cited some examples that his administration has done with China and North Korea to dismiss Biden’s descriptions and blamed the former administration where Biden was vice president for letting the United States be taken advantage of.
“I don’t think I’m a bully at all. I just don’t like being taken advantage of by other countries, by pharmaceutical companies, by all of the people that have taken advantage of this country,” President Trump answered a question about Biden’s remarks raised by reporters at the White House later on Friday, July 5.
“You look at what Joe Biden’s done with China. We’ve lost our shirts with China and now China is dying to make a deal,” President Trump said, referring to a trade war in which the United States has been imposing 25% tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports.
“Billions and billions of dollars in tariffs are coming in and China’s paying for it, not our people,” he continued.
President Trump said what his administration has done is to address “the Obama-Biden mess.”
In case of North Korea, the president said a war would have occurred between two countries if the former administration was let to solve the conflict.
“You were going to end up in a war with North Korea as sure as you’re standing there,” President Trump said, adding that “now the relationship is a good relationship” in his administration.