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Barack Obama In 2008: You Can't Stand Up To China While Running Up A "Huge National Debt"

Mitt Romney hit President Obama in a statement for taking a trade case against China to the WTO, saying it was political posturing and "too little, too late." In a 2008 forum then Senator Obama hit President Bush for being a "patsy" in negotiating deals with China and said he would shut off access to American markets if China manipulated American currency. Obama also added that the Bush Administration couldn't stand up to China while running up a "huge national debt" to China.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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