Washington, November 11: Republican presidential frontrunner Dold Trump accused Chi and India of taking advantage of the US as the eight top tier candidates clashed over issues ranging from trade to foreign policy to immigration. “If you look at the way Chi and India and almost everybody takes advantage of the United States — Chi in particular, because they’re so good,” real estate mogul said during Tuesday night’s fourth Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee. “It’s the number-one abuser of this country. And if you look at the way they take advantage, it’s through currency manipulation,” he said calling the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) among twelve Pacific Rim countries a “terrible deal.”
“It’s not even discussed in the almost 6,000-page agreement. It’s not even discussed,” Trump complained before Kentucky setor Rand Paul suggested to the moderators that “we might want to point out Chi is not part of this deal.” Nor is India.
Trump also faced scepticism from his rivals over his plans to deport 11 million illegal immigrants with Ohio governor John Kasich calling it “silly”. “Come on, folks, we all know you can’t pick them up and ship them back across the border. It’s a silly argument. It’s not an adult argument,” he said.
Jen Bush, son of a former president and brother of another also rejected Trump’s call for deportations, saying it hurt the party’s ability to reach out to mainstream audiences: “They’re doing high-fives in the Clinton campaign right now when they hear this.” But Texas setor Ted Cruz called Bush’s plan”amnesty.” He joked that party elites and the mainstream media were easy on Bush because they don’t feel the economic threat that immigrants pose to working-class Americans. (IANS)