Donald Trump On If He’d Start A War With China: ‘Who Knows?’


There are some things that are just too awful to contemplate, ones that even the wildest-eyed politician would avoid, right, especially in this economy? Oh, probably not in this season of weird and weirder. Take China for example.

China has the third best military out of 126 countries. It has 619 million people fit for service and over 5 /12 million people in the active or reserve duty. The country is well-equipped, not only in man power, but in land systems, air power, and naval power, not to mention its great resources and finances, not to say anything of their prime technology expertise.

So, it would be crazy to dare them to play war. Of course, Donald Trump, the king of crazy, is doing just that:

According to the New York Times, Trump said he would not rule out going to war with China – just to show them that he is serious about trade and currency manipulation:

‘I would use trade to negotiate. Would I go to war? Look, let me just tell you. There’s a question I wouldn’t want to answer. Because I don’t want to say I won’t or I will or – do you understand that, David?’

‘That’s the problem with our country. A politician would say, ‘Oh I would never go to war,’ or they’d say, ‘Oh I would go to war.’

‘I don’t want to say what I’d do because, again, we need unpredictability.’

A Trump president would want to be unpredictable:

‘You know, if I win, I don’t want to be in a position where I’ve said I would or I wouldn’t. I don’t want them to know what I’m thinking.’

‘The problem we have is that, maybe because it’s a democracy and maybe because we have to be so open – maybe because you have to say what you have to say in order to get elected – who knows? But I wouldn’t want to say. I wouldn’t want them to know what my real thinking is.’

The wannabe president Trump responded to questions about the U.S. spying on its friend, like German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He said:

‘You know, I’d rather not say that. I would like to see what they’re doing. Because you know, many countries, I can’t say Germany, but many countries are spying on us.’

‘Everything we do, we announce, instead of winning, and announcing when it’s all over,” he said. “There’s such, total predictability of this country, and it’s one of the reasons we do so poorly.’

Crazy, huh?

Featured Image: thierry ehrmann via Flickr, Creative Commons License.

H/T: The New York Times.

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