Trump declines to call China a currency manipulator after previously criticizing Obama for not doing the same
Before choosing not to declare China a currency manipulator, Trump tweeted, among other things, that China’s currency manipulation was one of the greatest threats to the US, and that China was laughing at us for not addressing their manipulation:
China is stealing our jobs. We need to demand China stop manipulating its currency and end its rampant corporate espionage.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 28, 2011
When will Washington stand up to China. China is manipulating its currency and stealing our jobs. Washington should move on legislation.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2011
When will the US government finally classify China as a currency manipulator? China is robbing us blind and @BarackObama defends them.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2011
China’s currency manipulation is one of our nation’s greatest sovereign threats. The yuan has appreciated 40% against our dollar since 2005.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2012
Once again Obama fails to classify China as a currency manipulator. He just helped China steal even more jobs and money from us.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2012
China keeps manipulating its currency at our financial expense. Why do our leaders continually let China run all over us?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2013
China has a backdoor into the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This deal does not address currency manipulation. China is laughing at us.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2015
After all the alarm and criticism over others not calling China a currency manipulator, Trump flipped his position and stated on April 12, 2017, in Wall Street Journal interview about China: “They’re not currency manipulators.”
Trump also tweeted:
Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2017