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Donald Trump questions why Democrats haven’t acted sooner on trade

May 21, 2018

President Trump on Monday questioned why Democrats have not acted sooner on trade negotiation issues.

“I ask Senator Chuck Schumer, why didn’t President Obama the Democrats do something about Trade with China, including Theft of Intellectual Property etc.? They did NOTHING! With that being said, Chuck I have long agreed on this issue! Fair Trade, plus, with China will happen!” Mr. Trump tweeted, referring to Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer.

The president has issued an increase in tariffs on Chinese goods, which prompted them to do the same on U.S. products, causing fears of a possible trade war. A Chinese delegation was in Washington last week to discuss the trade issue with administration officials. Mr. Trump said that he doubts the talks will succeed because China and other countries are “spoiled” in trade talks.

I ask Senator Chuck Schumer, why didnt President Obama the Democrats do something about Trade with China, including Theft of Intellectual Property etc.? They did NOTHING! With that being said, Chuck I have long agreed on this issue! Fair Trade, plus, with China will happen! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2018