Casey critical of Trump's meeting with China

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) called President Donald Trump's Summit with China's President, "all talk and not action."

The summit with President Xi of China was overshadowed by the U.S. decision to launch missile strikes into Syria.

Earlier this week, Sen. Casey was among a group of lawmakers who sent a letter to the President identifying areas of trade police that should be addressed with China.

 

 

“During his summit with President Xi, President Trump failed to hold China accountable for its cheating on trade. Earlier this week, I led a letter with several Senators to President Trump identifying specific areas where China is cheating on trade and asking him to finally hold China accountable. Unfortunately, this summit was all talk and no action when it comes to China’s cheating on trade.

 

When China cheats on trade, Pennsylvania workers lose their jobs and see their incomes stagnate. I was critical of Presidents Bush and Obama for failing to hold China accountable on trade and I had hoped that President Trump would keep his promise to do so “on day one.” The Trump Administration has the authority to hold China accountable for dumping steel, manipulating its currency and engaging in industrial espionage, as it has against companies in Western Pennsylvania. I am troubled that the Trump Administration failed to negotiate any measurable change in China’s trade cheating during this summit. President Trump should have used this meeting to deliver for Pennsylvania workers, not lavish praise on China’s leader. If President Trump refuses to hold China accountable for cheating on trade, then I will pursue efforts in the Senate to do so.”

 


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