New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned that newly elected politicians could spark a trade war with China because “they can’t read.”
FOX News reported:
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, traveling in Hong Kong over the weekend, warned that the new crop of politicians elected to Congress last week could spark a trade war with China because their criticism of the Asian superpower is bred in ignorance.
The billionaire mayor reportedly said Americans who voted for these politicians may do a disservice to U.S.-Chinese relations because the incoming freshmen aren’t worldly enough to grasp diplomacy or the economic upside of China’s emerging economy.
“If you look at the U.S., you look at who we’re electing to Congress, to the Senate — they can’t read,” The Wall Street Journal quoted Bloomberg as saying.
“I’ll bet you a bunch of these people don’t have passports. We’re about to start a trade war with China if we’re not careful here only because nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is,” he reportedly said.