“We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country,” Trump said Sunday
By Elizabeth Shim
China delivered a measured response after presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accused Beijing of “rape.”
Prior to his victory in Indiana on Tuesday, Trump told supporters in Fort Wayne, Ind., that he would fight the United States’ trade deficit with China.
“We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country, and that’s what they’re doing,” Trump said during a second rally held Sunday, according to CNN.
Trump expressed his grievances about other economic issues – blaming Beijing for manipulating its currency to make exports more competitive and as a result, “killing” the United States on trade.
Trump has previously used the word “rape” to describe trade ties with China. In 2011, the candidate had said, “China is raping this country” while touring a defense manufacturing plant in New Hampshire. Read more