Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure
Q What do you mean by cutting relations with China? What would that look like?
THE PRESIDENT: We’ll see. We’ll see. We got a lot of things going with China. We’re not happy about China — I will tell you that. The ink wasn’t dry on a great trade deal, and all of a sudden, the plague comes in from China. We’re not happy about it.
Q The WTO chief is stepping down a year early. What do you think that means for —
THE PRESIDENT: I’m okay with it. I’m okay with it. The WT- — if you look at the World Trade, not only the World Health — and we’ll be making an announcement on the World Health Organization shortly, soon. Probably next week sometime.
But the World Trade Organization is horrible. We’ve been treated very badly. I’ve been saying it for a long time. And we act on it. When I talk, we act on it. The World Trade, they treat China as a developing nation. Therefore, China gets a lot of the benefits that the U.S. doesn’t get. They have other countries that are developing nations. And the people sitting in the Oval Office should never have let that happen.