In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, GOP presidential candidate and billionaire businessman Donald Trump slammed President Obama’s trade agreements – especially the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) – which Obama argued the United States needs in order to better compete with China.
However, according to a recent report by Politico, China may be trying to enter the TPP – defeating Obama’s main argument for finalizing the deal.
“Of course China wants to join the trade negotiation because the deal is so pathetic and so bad,” Trump told Breitbart News.
He added that China would continue to take advantage of America’s stupid politicians, who don’t know what they’re doing.
Trump warned several weeks ago that China could come in through a docking agreement, which would allow a country – like China – to come into the agreement at the back end.
“Well, now China sees how good [the deal] is [for them], they won’t wait to come in,” Trump warned.
Trump said Obama’s negotiations are “so weak and so pathetic,” adding that America has “incompetent people” negotiating this agreement, which will end up destroying American jobs.
Trump said the TPP would be a terrible agreement for jobs in this country, and that America is already losing a fortune to China – adding that it is hard to believe it’s going to get worse.
He suggested the only reason politicians in Washington are trying to approve it is for lobbyists and special interest groups.
Trump warned against giving Obama the authority to finalize his trade deal saying, “Obama’s not a negotiator anyway,” referencing his trade for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s return – a deserter – in exchange for five terrorists who are now back on the battlefield.