Donald Trump says that China is “raping” the USA:
“China is raping this country,” Trump told employees at Wilcox Industries, a company that manufactures tactical equipment for U.S. military forces.
As a potential presidential candidate Trump has been critical of the Obama administration’s approach to the Asian economic powerhouse. At a news conference at the airport just after landing his helicopter in New Hampshire, Trump said China is taking over the world because its leaders are smarter.
In completely unrelated news:
So it’s at least ironic — and at most an example of gross hypocrisy — that Trump’s own line of men’s wear, the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, is manufactured in China.
I discovered this after walking from Salon’s offices to the large Macy’s in midtown Manhattan, where an entire section is devoted to the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection of suits and ties. This particular corner of the store is decorated with an oversize portrait of Trump; the line promises to provide “the pinnacle of style and sophistication” and “the necessities to be boardroom ready all of the time.”
Historically I’ve been a Trump fan, as a real-life version of the bombastic, American blowhard archetype. But it’s worth noting that this absolute moron is being considered – seriously – by more than a few members of one of this country’s two major political parties.
That is insane.