China is not the only country that has the capability to manufacture clothing. Of course now even clothing has become a political tool.I hope people realise that it is just posturing and rhetoric (by Trump).
The reason America has been falling behind is not because it is ‘bending over’ for other countries, it’s simple economics: other countries (like China) are becoming more efficient. China also owns a significant proportion of the US. And the US needs China too.
His posturing is not going to fix people’s frustrations about this.
What’s Ivanka going to do?
The best ‘deals’ are not done by mocking your partner via Twitter, puffing up your chest and acting all tough. I just hope it won’t blow up in America’s face and become the new standard for the ‘Art of the Deal’.
If the best 'deals' are not done by mocking your partner, then perhaps China should have been more careful for years and years when they were stealing US developed technology, charging the US high tariffs for just about everything that the US exports to China but paying little to no tariffs for importing into the US. China would also not be constantly pulling cyber attacks on the US government and industry. At one point they were able to listen in on ever on-line meeting and download all files on the computers at DOE, DOD and the US companies that contract with them.
If China was acutely a partner, the would not have sold the US parts for our defense systems that are substandard quality and fail under any stress. They would not have developed software for US aircraft and defense that has a back door that would allow them to shut it off or redirect the aircraft to do whatever they wanted. Or how about their software front and back doors on cell phones that allows them to collet data on people in countries like the UK and the US?