Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump tells supporters at a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, “Who the hell cares if there’s a trade war?” with China.
“Here’s my trade deal,” Trump began. “My trade deal is very simple … I am going to make great deals for this country. That’s my trade deal.”
“You can call it free trade…you can do whatever you want to call it,” he added. “It may be free, it may not be free.”
“Who the hell cares if there’s a trade war?” Trump questioned, adding that the U.S. has a “$500 billion [trade deficit with China] and they’re telling me about a trade war.”
“China will behave and China will be our friend,” Trump said — once he’s president. “They’re going to respect our country again.”