- 13th September 2019
- Posted by: Muff lbr
- Category: POLITICS
- Democratic presidential candidates hammer President Donald Trump over his trade war with China.
- The rhetoric shows a Democratic field more comfortable with criticizing the president on trade as concerns grow about the conflict dragging on global growth.
- Pete Buttigieg pointed out that Trump had previously argued the small-city official would not be able to negotiate with Chinese President Xi Jinping. “I’d like to see him make a deal with Xi Jinping,” Buttigieg cracked.
Democratic presidential hopefuls hammered President Donald Trump over his trade war with China in Thursday’s debate as fears grow about the conflict shaking the global economy.
The 10 candidates on stage in Houston portrayed an impulsive president with little concrete plan to force Beijing to change what Trump calls unfair trade practices.
Both entrepreneur Andrew Yang and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro called the White House’s decisions “haphazard.” Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., called out the president’s penchant for announcing trade policy through tweet.
The pile on shows a field more comfortable with picking apart Trump’s economic conflict with the world’s second largest economy than they were even a few months ago. As companies and consumers show more uneasiness about escalating rounds of tariffs on American and Chinese goods, Democrats came prepared to score points over the president’s trade policy.
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg pointed out that Trump had previously argued the small-city official would not be able to negotiate with Chinese President Xi Jinping. “I’d like to see him make a deal with Xi Jinping,” Buttigieg cracked Thursday, referencing Trump’s months long effort to strike a trade agreement with China.