Trump tells Pennsylvania voters that trade war has helped economy

Orient Net 2019-05-21 11:06:00

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US President Donald Trump, facing a potentially difficult path to winning a second term in November 2020, on Monday (May 20) told supporters in Pennsylvania that his trade war had strengthened the battleground state's steel industry and jobs.

He took aim at Democratic front-runner and former Vice President Joe Biden. "He didn't take care of you because he didn't take care of your jobs," Trump said.

Trump previewed the arguments he will make to voters in the 2020 election, crediting his trade stance with helping the US economy.

"When you have the best employment numbers in history, when you have the best unemployment numbers in history, when you have the best economy probably that we've ever had, I don't know - how the hell do you lose this election, right?," he said.

Trump has waged a high-stakes trade dispute with China, and tariffs imposed by both countries on a range of goods have raised fears of a global economic slowdown.