2019-05-14 11:14 作者: 天琴

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Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Orbán of Hungary Before Bilateral Meeting


ISSUED ON: MAY 13, 2019

Oval Office

2:14 P.M. EDT



Q    Mr. President, what’s your reaction to China’s decision today to retaliate on tariffs, and the market reaction to that?

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, the reaction is very simple.  China has been taking advantage of the United States for many, many years.  I’m not just talking about during the Obama administration.  You can go back long before that.  And it’s been taking out four hundred, five hundred, six hundred billion dollars a year out of the United States.  And we can’t let that happen.

We’re in a very strong position.  Our economy has been very powerful; theirs has not been.  We’ve gone up a lot since our great election in 2016.  And if you look at the numbers, they’ve gone down quite a bit.
我们处于非常有利的地位。我们的经济非常强大; 他们的还没有。自2016年我们的大选以来,我们向上发展了很多。如果你看看这些数字,他们却已经下滑了很多。

We’re dealing with them.  We have a very good relationship.  Maybe something will happen.  But we’re going to be meeting, as you know, at the G20 in Japan.  And that will be, I think, probably, a very fruitful meeting.

But we’re taking in, right now, hundreds of billions of dollars.  We’re taking in billions of dollars of tariffs.  And those tariffs are going to be tremendously — if you look at what we’ve done thus far with China, we’ve never taken in 10 cents until I got elected.  Now we’re taking in billions and billions.

Now, it went up, as of Friday, very substantially.  It’s 25 percent on $200 billion.  So now the total is 25 percent on $250 billion.  In addition to that, we have another $325 billion that we can do if we decide to do it.

So we are taking in tens of billions of dollars.  We’ve never done that before with — with China.  We’ve never done that before with anybody, frankly, because we’ve been taken advantage of on all of our trade deals, practically.

This is a — a very positive step.  I love the position we’re in.  There can be some retaliation, but it can’t be very, very substantial, by comparison.  And out of the billions of dollars that we’re taking in, a small portion of that will be going to our farmers because China will be retaliating, probably, to a certain extent, against our farmers.

We’re going to take the highest year, the biggest purchase that China has ever made with our farmers, which is about $15 billion, and do something reciprocal to our farmers so our farmers can do well.  They’ll be planting.  They’ll be able to sell for less, and they’ll make the same kind of money until such time as it’s all straightened out.

So our farmers will be very happy.  Our manufacturers will be very happy.  And our government is very happy because we’re taking in tens of billions of dollars.  I think it’s working out very well.

Again, we do much less business with China than they do with us.  If you take a look at $100 billion versus $600 billion — and just so you understand, we don’t have to pay any tariffs if you’re a manufacturer in this country.  You pay nothing.  Open your division or open up your product.  Have it made in this country as opposed to made in China.  Or, if you don’t want to do that — and that would be the ideal; that’s what it used to be a long time ago when we were smart, when we had an economy that was really something very special.  Now we’re having a period of tremendous growth and tremendous success like we haven’t seen for a long time.
再提一下,我们与中国的生意要比中国与我们的生意少得多。如果你看一下1000亿美元与6000亿美元对比,你就明白了,我们不需要支付任何关税如果你是这个国家的制造商。你什么都不用付。建立一个你的分公司,或在此生产你的产品,而不是在中国生产。或者,如果你不想这样做,这将是最理想的。 这就是很久以前我们很聪明的时候所做的。当时我们的经济真的非常独特。现在我们正在经历一个突飞猛进的增长期和巨大的成功,就像我们很久没见过的那样。

But in the old days, we made our product and we took our product, and that’s what it was.  Now we go to China, and we buy it — not anymore.

And if they don’t want to pay tariffs, make it here or buy it from another country that’s a non-tariffed country.  So whether you go to Vietnam or so many others, you can do that.

So, the bottom line is we are taking in a tremendous amounts of money.  It already started as of last Friday, but it really started seven months before that.  It’s in the form of tariffs or taxes, and it had a tremendous impact.

If you looked at the first quarter — which is always, historically, the worst quarter — we were at 3.2 percent.  People were very surprised.  Well, a lot of that was the tariffs that we were taking in from China.  So we’re in a very good position and I think it’s only going to get better.

Q    Can you guarantee a trade deal with China by June 1st?

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  We’re in a great position right now, no matter what we do.  Yeah, I think China wants to have it because companies are already announcing that they’re leaving China because they can’t do that.  They can’t compete if they’re in China, with the tax.

So what a lot of companies are going to be doing, quite naturally, is leaving China and going to other countries so they don’t have to pay the tariff.  That’s something that’s a problem for China.  They don’t want to have that.  And we don’t want to have that necessarily happen to China.

But we had a deal with China; it was 95 percent there.  And then, my representatives — as you know, Secretary Mnuchin and Bob Lighthizer — Ambassador Lighthizer — they went to China and they were told the things that were fully agreed to we’re not going to get anymore; they’re going to un-agree to them.  That’s not acceptable.

I said, “Good.  That’s fine.  Put on the tariffs.”  And again, so we have tens of millions of dollars pouring into our coffers — the coffers of the U.S. Treasury.
我说,“好。没关系。加关税。” 再说了,我们有数千万美元涌入我们的金库,美国财政部的库房。

Q    Are you at war with Iran?  Are you seeking regime change there?




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