Trump: I Wouldn’t Give China’s President a State Dinner

‘I’d probably give him a double Big Mac’

O'REILLY: “OK. Two people coming to the United States of note in September, the Pope, ok, and the President of China is coming. A man named Xi Jinping. Do you know Xi Jinping? I have never heard of him. I don't know who he is. He is the President.”

TRUMP: “Very smart.”

O'REILLY: “He is coming over. He is getting a big dinner free at the White House, addressing the U.N. If you were president of would you be throwing him a dinner?”

TRUMP: “I would not be throwing him a dinner. We've had this conversation -- I would get him a McDonald's hamburger and say you we have to get down to work because you can't continue to devalue. You know, we will give him a steak dinner and what he has done is sucked all of our jobs. And he suck some money right out of our country.”

O'REILLY: “Again, he hasn't done it. U.S. companies do it. They are doing it. So, you would be confrontational with the Chinese? You are saying look, I'm not giving you a dinner.”

TRUMP: “Excuse me –“

O'REILLY: “Here is a Big Mac? I mean really is that what you are going to do?”

TRUMP: “I would give him a very -- yes, but I'd give him a probably a double sized Big Mac. Look, it's not so much the companies. It's our government that allowed China to do this to us.”

O'REILLY: “I don't buy that for a second.”

TRUMP: “The problem with -- I do 100 percent, Bill.”


O'REILLY: “Those companies, they go over there because they want as much money as they can. They go to Mexico. Our government lets them do it but this is a free nation. So they want –“

TRUMP: “But our government.”

O'REILLY: “-- to go over and do it, you can't stop them. Now, you could punish them.”

TRUMP: “Bill, our government, our government should have stopped China from devaluing.”

O'REILLY: “They can't.”

TRUMP: “They never even bring them up. It's the numbers -- of course, they can.”

O'REILLY: “How?”

TRUMP: “Do you know how they can?”

O'REILLY: “Yes, how.”

TRUMP: “Very simply, Bill, it's so simple. They put a tariff on Chinese goods.”

O'REILLY: “All right. Then you have got a trade war.”

TRUMP: “You have to do that. And then you bring it back to normal. You have no choice. You do that. Our government doesn't even -- by the way, China does it to us. Do you think that we sell to China without a tariff? They call it a tariff. I call it a tax.”

O'REILLY: There is no question the imbalance --

TRUMP: “China is taxing our goods.”

O'REILLY: “There's no question the imbalance is that way.”

TRUMP: “There's a total imbalance -- do you know what the big imbalance is? Intelligence. Their leaders are intelligent. Ours aren't. We don't know what we are doing. We had to do this and it should have taken place a long time ago, and you wouldn't have this bubble right now, Bill.”

O'REILLY: “OK. So I'm not going to get Xi Jinping and you together. I was going to take you both out to dinner I'm not doing that. So I think it might be –“

TRUMP: “I'd get along with him very well. I have great relationship with China and Chinese –“ [Crosstalk]

O'REILLY: “You'll be vacationing in the Yellow Sea with him, I know.”

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