President Donald Trump said on Sunday, Aug. 23, that he will push harder against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) if he wins a second term, while warning that the CCP will own the United States if his Democratic rival Joe Biden is elected.
In an interview with Fox News aired on Sunday night, President Trump gave a preview for his agenda for his next term ahead the Republican National Convention, saying that being tougher with the CCP would be one of his top priorities.
“There has been no country that has ripped us off more than China,” President Trump said, adding that the United States has lost hundreds of billions of dollars but gotten nothing from the CCP.
“Yes, we get some goods that we could produce ourselves. … We get nothing. All we do is lose money,” he said.
The president said that he would be open to completely decoupling the U.S. economy from China, repeating a warning he raised two months ago.
“If they don’t treat us right, I would certainly do that,” Trump said.
In the interview, President Trump contrasted his tough approach on the CCP with Biden, warning that the CCP will own the United States if the Democratic presidential candidate is elected.
“If you look at what we’ve done with China, nobody’s ever done to China,” he said.
“China owns Joe Biden. His son got a billion and a half dollars. 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,” President Trump said.
“They own Joe Biden. They own him and they want me to lose so badly,” President Trump said of China.
President Trump also revealed that “school choice” will be another key subject for him in the second term.
“Education is going to be a big factor for me,” Trump said. “We are working with every educational group in the country.”
The Republican president said he expected that the party’s convention, which takes place from Monday to Thursday, “is going to be very uplifting and positive.”