Billionaire developer Donald Trump might like to be president. And if he were, he’d bring a hard view of China to the White House.
“I’d tax China,” he tells ABC News in an interview. “They laugh at us. They feel we’re fools. You know, they’re getting away with absolute murder. The products we used to make in this country, they’re making them in China. We’re rebuilding China.”
Trump, who set up an exploratory presidential committee in 1999, said he’ll decide on a 2012 White House run by June.
He doesn’t explain how he’d tax China — or whether taxing China would be any easier than taxing America. But he’s sure the United States can still call the shots, even if China has effectively become America’s banker by holding so darn much of the U.S. national debt.
“We have the cards because we’re the ones who are spending all of this money in China,” The Donald says. “I’ve had bankers over the years. I don’t think the bankers have the cards.”
As for the presidency, Trump’s worth a lot and says he’d spend a lot to get elected: ”It could be fun because I’d like to see some positive things happen for the country.”