As you may have heard, Donald Trump has announced he's thinking about running for President of the United States. Item number one on his agenda, should he be elected? Dealing with this China business. According to the Don, "nobody, other than OPEC, is riping off the United States like China," and he's had it. "They're making all our products, they're taking all our jobs and then they loan the money back and we pay them interest. It's an amazing phenomena." Should there be any confusion, Trump, who knows China better than anyone because he buys curtains from them, would like everyone to get it through their heads that "China is an abuser. China is not our friend." How do we stop the cycle of abuse? Don's glad you asked. First off, we stop playing Mr. Nice Guy and we start playing hard ball. And what will send a message we're playing the hardest of ball? Taxing their stuff at 25 percent and taking away those fancy dinners you know they love so much.
1.State Dinners: "One thing we don't do is have these state dinners for the president of China when he comes and treat him to a beautiful five star state dinner. That's one thing we don't do."
2.Threaten to tax them and mean it: "We tell China, that if you don't stop manipulating your currency, we're going to put a 25 percent tax on your products that come into the United States."
As for point two, what's very important is that the "right messenger" delivers the news of said tax. According to Trump, that's "someone like me, who knows how to say things." You know who it's not? These pussy diplomats who were went to school to study "how to be nice." No, you send a businessman like Trump and guess what? "China will come to the table in two seconds and they'll make a deal that's very good for us."
Trump: Tax China's Goods 25% [Fortune]