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CNN Selectively Edits Trump Quote on Japanese Auto Production in US

07 Novembre 2017

"For the last many decades, Japan has been winning". I don't think so.(Laughter.) If you could build them.

When President Trump declared that "The Germans are bad, very bad", because BMW imports so many cars to the US, he failed to understand just how many German-branded cars are built by American workers on American soil.

While speaking to business leaders in Tokyo, Trump whined, "Try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over. That's not too much to ask", Trump said during an appearance before Japanese business executives. "Is that rude to ask?" he said. Sometimes that gets him into trouble, whether it's about North Korea, kneeling National Football League players, or Germany selling too many imported cars in the U.S. And they're an indication that he will not let his close relationship with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe quiet his long-standing concerns about trade and manufacturing, the website Politico noted.

Trade enhancement. Open up Indo-Pacific region including relations with Japan and other countries like India and Australia. The Japanese automakers said in August the new facility could create up to 4,000 jobs.

Japan's biggest auto trade association says that 75 per cent of Japanese-brand vehicles sold in the U.S. are built in North America. Subaru's in Indiana, Nissan is in Tennessee and Alabama, and even tiny Mazda is planning to build a plant here soon-with Toyota.

Trump's relationship with Japan was already on unsteady footing stemming from remarks he made while on the campaign trail.

Trump's comments echoed his previous jabs, but they were notable because he lobbed them publicly during his visit here.

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White House officials say they're eager to recruit more Japanese companies to hire American workers.

Trump has also tweeted about Toyota and Mazda building that plant.

"TPP was not the right idea", Trump said on Monday. I want to thank you.

"As Americans celebrate Veterans Day this month, we honor all who have sacrificed to make peace and stability possible", Trump said, adding the United States pays tribute to every proud American who has worn the uniform and served the nation.

He cited the Keystone and Dakota pipelines that he been held up under the Obama administration. "I have no doubt that it will be done in a quick and very friendly manner".

Trump's comments might not have been "rude", but they were at the very least not accurate - by decades, and millions of cars.

CNN Selectively Edits Trump Quote on Japanese Auto Production in US