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Trump: 'We can't continue to allow China to rape our country'

Donald Trump compared the U.S.'s trade deficit with China, which he regularly laments and vows to tackle as president, to rape

Jeremy Diamond for CNN reports: "We can't continue to allow China to rape our country, and that's what they're doing," Trump said during his second rally Sunday in Fort Wayne, Indiana, referring to China's high number of exports relative to the U.S. Trump has repeatedly accused China of manipulating its currency to make its exports more competitive on the global market and has claimed that China is "killing" the U.S. on trade.

Funny enough, Donald Trump suits and ties are made in China.

The business mogul for the first time during his campaign referred to China’s dominance in trade with the U.S. as to ‘rape’, and added that he was not angry at China while expressing his dissatisfaction towards ‘grossly incompetent’ U.S. leaders.

Diamond continues: “Trump previously claimed in 2011 that "China is raping this country" as he toured a defense manufacturer in New Hampshire.

Trump's use of the analogy come as Trump is under fire for remarks he made about Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton that critics are calling sexist and for touting the endorsement of boxer Mike Tyson, who was convicted of rape in Indiana.

Trump has claimed that Clinton -- a former secretary of state, senator and first lady -- is using "the woman card" to get elected and that she would not have a shot at the presidency if she were not a woman.”

 

By Stefan Paraber for GIA.

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