Make no mistake, my friends, China is seizing opportunities at all critical trade control points in the world, whether they be in Africa, Asia, Europe and even here in the Western Hemisphere. Stronger relationships have been made with the Russians, they are building relationships in both Iran and Iraq as well as with Cuba and even Mexico. At the same time their new technologically advanced military base developing on a man made island in the South China Sea poses a major threat to our allies in that area, especially Taiwan, South Korea and Japan and we are rapidly losing our ability to help them.
And on top of all of that, our trade balance is in a huge negative position with them as they put heavy tariffs and taxes on American products while we give them highly favorable trading status while they steal our technology and hack our financial and highly classified computer systems with nary a strong response. Since the only thing they understand is power and we present a very weak front, there is likely no end to our continued demise as a world power unless we make some huge changes.
Donald Trump is the only candidate who has pointed these things out, bluntly and honestly stating that America needs to learn how to negotiate. Lately we have negotiated nothing, merely giving the advantage away time and time again. And Trump, the businessman, despite his braggadocio and sometimes over the top casual remarks, understands the importance of playing hardball when the stakes are high. Today the stakes have never been higher and our policy for dealing with China, or lack thereof, is just another reason why Trump holds the advantage that he has. America must change course and fast unless we want to be a permanently subservient nation to the likes of China in the years ahead. Let's do what we must to make America great again.