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Trump's strategy for midterm elections: China meddling in US politics, the villain

Friday, October 5th 2018 - 08:26 UTC
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Vice-president Mike Pence on Thursday accused China of military aggression, commercial theft and rising human rights violations as he cast the Asian power as a villain bent on interfering in upcoming US elections. Read full article


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  • DemonTree

    Heh: “Don't look at the Russians behind the curtain. Quick, over there! China is the real villain.”

    But seriously, it shows the fallacy of Trump's thinking. Bad for China does not equal good for America, it's easy to hurt yourself as much as your enemy if you are not careful.

    Oct 05th, 2018 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • chronic

    DT, eternally clueless. Why are you so ashamed of your land of origin?

    Oct 05th, 2018 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    Ignorance is strength, right Chronic?

    Oct 05th, 2018 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    Well, the USA is enjoying the lowest unemployment rate since 1967, the lowest ever unemployment recorded for Blacks, Hispanics and Asians. Meanwhile the stock market has been at record highs.

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. (Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove.)

    He seems to be in a very good position with his voter base. Any Latin America country would be ecstatic to enjoy similar numbers.

    Oct 05th, 2018 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Soooo... why did the rising stock market and falling unemployment rate under Obama mean a terrible economy, but when Trump takes over it's suddenly wonderful?

    And if he's so popular, why does he need to invent villains to wave around and distract people with?

    Oct 05th, 2018 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo


    Actually I thought Bill Clinton did a great job running the US economy. Bush ran it into the ground and left the USA in serious trouble just before Obama's election. I have nothing against Obama, but he did nothing that remarkable either. Since Trump has taken over the economy there is booming.

    Personally I don't care the man speaks nonsense. With all due respect.

    Oct 05th, 2018 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    The Brazilian economy boomed under Lula, the Argentine one under Nestor. You gonna forgive them for everything they did, too?

    Oct 06th, 2018 - 05:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo


    Let me make it very clear, Nestor inherited a presidency that no one wanted with an economy practically bankrupt. Unfortunately the man and his bride ran the country nearly back into the gutter. Lula began brilliantly and rode a wave of economic growth that made its economy admired throughout the world. Unfortunately, practically all the political parties plundered Petrobras and embraced corruption.

    The real losers are the poor.

    Oct 06th, 2018 - 10:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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