President Donald Trump on Friday, July 12, criticized Democrats and former Vice President Job Biden for allowing the United States to be exploited by rivals in the world.

Before Marine One’s departure, a reporter asked the president, “Democrats are portraying your action yesterday on the census citizenship question as backing down. Do you believe that you backed down?”

President Trump responded, “The Democrats will say it’s not good with anything you do. In the meantime, they had a disaster.”

The president said on Thursday that he would be signing an executive order directing every federal department and agency to provide the Commerce Department with all records pertaining to the number of citizens and noncitizens in the country. Attorney General William Barr also explained that the government cannot proceed with its legal fight to insert a citizenship question in the 2020 census form because of time constraints.

Trump continued with “tremendous problems” of Democrats:

They had these laws that are so bad—catch-and-release, and you look at the different laws—visa lottery, that was a Chuck Schumer law. It’s a disaster. A lottery. You pick them out. A lottery.

The Democrats have caused tremendous problems. What they’ve let China get away with—for years and years, China has been ripping us off.  They’re not ripping us off anymore. Right now, companies are fleeing China because of the tariffs. And right now, we’re taking in billions of dollars. And, by the way, our people are not paying for it. They’re paying for it—they’re paying for it by depressing their currency and they’re putting a lot of money.

The president said Joe Biden is weak and ineffective so that Russia and China “rip off our country.”

Look, nobody’s ever done what I’ve done with China.  And that’s fine.  And we’ll get along with China. But you know, when I see a guy like Biden, who is weak and ineffective—and everybody that knows him knows it.  He’s a weak man. He’s an ineffective man. President Xi laughs at guys like that.

Now, with that being said, I would say this: President Xi, Putin, all of these guys go to bed at night and they pray that Joe Biden or somebody like him becomes President so they can continue to rip off our country.

On July 6, Trump had same comments on the Democratic candidate.

“Joe Biden is a reclamation project. Some things are just not salvageable. China and other countries that ripped us off for years are begging for him. He deserted our military, our law enforcement and our healthcare. Added more debt than all other Presidents combined. Won’t win!” Trump tweeted.

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