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Trump Tells Rally He Intends To Get Along with All Countries— Including Russia and China

Oct. 28, 2018 (EIRNS)—Contrary to the British intentions to create conflict and to sabotage a potential Four Powers agreement, President Trump has been restating his intention to establish good relations with all countries—including Russia and China—in all recent campaign appearances. Using the rhetoric of political organizing, not stuffy diplomacy or academic think-tanks, Trump has been making clear what his policy is and effectively organizing support for it from the American people. Here is a sample from his rally in Murphysboro, Illinois on Oct. 27:

In speaking about his trade policy:

“So we’re in a little dispute with China. We put $250 billion worth of tariffs on China. At 25%. And I think we’re going to make a deal. I have a feeling that everything’s going to work out. They want to make a deal. I said ‘You’re not ready yet.’... And with China, that’s the big one. China has been averaging $500 billion for many years. And I told President Xi, who I like a lot. He’s the President of China, strong, smart. I said, ‘I don’t blame you.’ I was giving a speech in China and I was ranting and raving about how China’s been ripping off the country, but I realized I was in China and this wasn’t playing well. I said, ‘This speech is not playing well.’ And I looked at President Xi, he was looking up at me as if to say, ‘What the hell is this all about?’ And I looked at him and I said, ‘But I don’t blame you.’ And he felt better. But he wanted to know why. I said, ‘I don’t blame you, because our leaders were missing in action. They should have never let it happen.’ ”

On North Korea:

“Just like they should have never let the whole situation in North Korea happen. But we’re doing great there now. No more rockets, right? No more missiles, no more nuclear testing. We’re getting our hostages back. And we have a great relationship with Kim Jong-un. So, there’s not much they can say. We’re getting along great. North Korea is going to be great. That location is so good. Between China, Russia and South Korea. What a location. It’s going to be fantastic. But they [the establishment and the media] go after President Trump. They say it’s not going fast enough. Remember when I came in or just before I came in, everyone was saying this is going to be nuclear war. Who knows. I can’t say for sure. All I can say is the relationship is really good and we’re in really good shape and they’re happy and we’re happy, and if it takes long, I couldn’t care, as long as there’s no nuclear testing.”

On Russia:

“I had a great meeting with Vladimir Putin. I talked about everything. We will do great. And don’t forget. Russia wants our help economically. Russia wants us to be involved. But they said, ‘He was too nice to Putin.’ So, with one I was too rough and with the other one I’m too nice. But if I walked up to President Putin and started a boxing match, they would have said I was too tough. In other words, it makes no difference. But we had a very successful meeting with Russia and President Putin and we’re just doing great. And we’ll end up getting along great with Russia, well with North Korea, well with China after we equalize out. It’s because of the economy. If we can help other countries, and that includes the big ones and the small ones. I want to help them. We want to get along with everybody, but we want to have a level playing field, not what we had before.”

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