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Cincinnati - August 1, 2019
1. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President
"The Democrat Party is now being led by four left wing extremists who reject everything that we hold dear. No one is paying a higher price for the far left's destructive agenda than Americans living in our nation's inner cities. They have paid a dear price. You see what's happening. You see our inner cities. We spend billions and billions and billions for years and years and years and it's stolen money and it's wasted money and it's a shame. For decades these communities have been run exclusively by Democrat politicians. And it's been total one party control of the inner cities. For 100 years has been one party control and look at them. We can name one after another but I won't do that. Because I don't want to be controversial. "
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President
"The homicide rate in Baltimore is significantly higher than El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala. I believe it's higher than give me a place that you think is pretty bad. Give me a place. The guy says Afghanistan. I believe it's higher than Afghanistan. In our country, think of that. I believe we'll check the numbers and if we're wrong they will tell us tomorrow it'll be headlines. Trump exaggerated."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President
"For the last 20 years, China has taken hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars out of our country. And now we're stopping the theft of American jobs. We're stopping the theft of so many other things happening including intellectual property.
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President
"And, you know, I think they want to try and make a deal with us, but I'm not sure, because the word is, I feel, they want to wait till they get... Oh they're praying, they're praying. They would like to see a new president in a year and a half so they could continue to rip off the United States like they've been doing for the last 25 years."
President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on the city of Baltimore at a rally in Cincinnati on Thursday, saying that the homicide rate is higher than three central American countries.
Trumps solicited another country from a member of the crowd, who offered "Afghanistan."
"I believe it's higher than Afghanistan," Trump said. "In our country? Think of that."
President Donald Trump also touted his trade policies with China after announcing earlier in the day that he would impose a 10% tariff on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports he hasn't already taxed.
Trump said that for the last two decades, China has taken hundreds of billions of dollars out of the U.S. He says, "We're stopping the theft of American jobs."
Trump says he believes China wants to make a new trade deal but he says he thinks China would prefer to wait for the results of the next presidential election.
The president says, "They would like to see a new president in a year and a half so they could continue to rip off the United States like they've been doing for the last 25 years."
Trump's threats on China rattled the stock markets earlier in the day.