Donald Trump Says China Will Pay for Stimulus Bill: 'They're the Ones That Caused This Problem'

Discussion in 'Politics' started by FryDaddyJr, Oct 15, 2020 at 6:34 PM.

  1. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member


    President Donald Trump has suggested China will somehow cover the costs of the next coronavirus relief package in the United States.

    Amid a stalemate in talks, he has said he would go higher in terms of spending on a stimulus bill—and that China would foot the bill.

    "I would [go higher] because this was not caused by our workers and our people, this was caused by China and China will pay us back in one form or another," he said, in an interview with Fox Business.
    "We're gonna take it from China. I tell you now, it's coming out of China. They're the ones that caused this problem."

    Asked how this would work, in terms of getting money from the nation, he said: "There's a lot of ways and I'll figure everyone of them out. I already have them figured out."
    The president also said he had not spoken to China's President Xi Jinping in "a while" adding: "I don't want to speak to him."

    Trump has long criticized China over the handling of the pandemic in the initial stages, suggesting the nation could have worked better to contain the coronavirus and stop its worldwide spread. The president previously suggested the U.S. could seek some form of damages from the nation.
    His comments come amid an ongoing stalemate over a further stimulus package, as talks continue in a bid to reach a bipartisan agreement.

    A point of contention thus far has been costs, with Democrats asking for more money than Republicans have been willing to sanction.

    President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Des Moines International Airport on October 14, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. He has suggested that China will cover the costs of further stimulus.SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES
    However, Trump suggested it was not the overall cost which made him opposed to the updated $2.2 trillion HEROES Act, but instead specific demands in it he attributed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

    "We like stimulus, we want stimulus, and we think we should have stimulus, because it was China's fault," Trump said on more spending.
    But on the Democrats' and Pelosi's proposals, he said: "She's asking for all sorts of goodies, she wants to bail out badly run Democrat states and cities, she wants money for things that you would never, you just couldn't, your pride couldn't let it happen."

    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Pelosi are due to discuss stimulus further Thursday.

    Both have expressed a desire for a deal and hope that one can be reached. However, Mnuchin has suggested it could be difficult to sign something off pre-election.
    While Democrats have asked for more money to be spent, Pelosi has said the topline figure of a package is not the main issue for them—instead stating it was about the funding that it will go to.

    "We want it safer, we want it bigger, we want it better—and it will be retroactive," she said of a potential deal.

    Trump has previously criticized her for not agreeing on a deal, suggesting she "couldn't care less" about the American people.
    Newsweek has contacted the White House, Pelosi and also reached out to the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C., for comment.

    Trump's comments come with the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. having surpassed 7.9 million, according to Johns Hopkins University figures.
  2. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

  3. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    China will pay for it. There are a lot of ways to figure it out. I already have it figured out. We heard we would get a check from Mexico. Now he says there will be a toll booth on the border. How long are the Trumpdumbs going to buy these lies? Does this stupidity go on forever?
  4. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    I don’t know Flydaddy. Enlighten me. Just what is stupid? Seriously, what is it? Is it stupid to be critical of everything that doesn’t fit your vision of a perfect world?.... Or could it possibly be stupid to belittle everyone and everything, never having anything positive to share? Is all humanity stupid with exception of yourself? Think about it. Maybe it’s time to look in the mirror and do some serious self evaluation on the meaning of stupid.
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