House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) criticized President Trump over remarks the president made in China.
While speaking of trade with China, President Trump said he understood why the country was taking advantage of U.S. trade practices.
Pelosi seized on the president’s comments to mock him while President Trump is in Asia.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
“It was curious to see President Trump in China,” Pelosi said. “Candidate Trump said that what’s happening in China trade was the greatest theft in the history of the world, and yesterday he said our trade deficit with China, which is huge, is not China’s fault.”
She went on to say that “you can almost hear the leadership of the Chinese government laughing from China to America.”
“Maybe you can feel it coming through the ground, because if you dig a hole here, you will reach China,” Pelosi added.
Pelosi took President Trump’s comment out of context.
President Trump was speaking objectively like a businessman in his analysis of the past and importantly he promised the future would be different.
President Trump said:
“We also want a fair and reciprocal one. Today, I discussed with President Xi the chronic imbalance in our relationship as it pertains to trade and the concrete steps it will take to solve the problem of massive trade distortion.”
During the same press statement, Pelosi said she was waiting to see how the latest tax reform package from the Republicans in the House of Representatives “will rip off the middle class.”
Watch both comments here.