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Trump To Axios: I Haven’t Sanctioned China For Human Rights Abuses Because Of The Trade Deal

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"Well, we were in the middle of a major trade deal", Donald Trump told Axios's Jonathan Swan, during an exclusive interview, excerpts from which were published on Sunday evening. The president was responding to a question about why he hasn't moved forward with sanctions on Chinese officials in connection with human rights abuses in Xinjiang. The remarks to Axios appear to support (if not validate) John Bolton's claim that Trump blessed Xi's mass detention of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. (Trump denies this.) Read more: Markets Warily Eye Trump-Xi Dynamic Amid ‘Book Of Bolton’ Furor In his account, Bolton asserts that during a conversation with the Chinese last year, “Xi had explained to Trump why he was basically building concentration camps in Xinjiang”. "According to our interpreter, Trump said that Xi should go ahead with building the camps, which Trump thought was exactly the right thing to do", Bolton writes, in his hotly-anticipated memoir which was cleared for release after a judge denied the administration's attempt to keep it from the public. It's hardly news that Trump would subjugate human rights concerns to the trade deal. It is, however, remarkable
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6 comments on “Trump To Axios: I Haven’t Sanctioned China For Human Rights Abuses Because Of The Trade Deal

  1. He at least is thoughtful enough to say ‘what is good for the country is good for me’, however I think what he actually means is ‘what is good for me is good for the country’.

  2. A hundred years ago he would have made a hell of a snake oil salesman.

    • After this gig is up he can be a good snake oil salesman, “I used to have a hard time walking down stairs and then I formulated……

  3. Does he honestly believe tariffs are free money from China. We are not even talking about paying attention to details here. He sees their effect from both sides yet refuses to understand. I find it impossible to believe this man went to college. I am more curious than ever to see his taxes just to know how he managed to stay in business.

  4. Xinjiang is majority Muslim! Enough said, for the base.

  5. Anonymous

    This apparently doesn’t apply to Xi and China.
    “Unlike the radical left, I will ALWAYS stand against socialism and with the people of Venezuela. My Admin has always stood on the side of FREEDOM and LIBERTY and against the oppressive Maduro regime! I would only meet with Maduro to discuss one thing: a peaceful exit from power!”

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