Donald Trump, the controversial Republican presidential front-runner, has added India to the list of the countries that he believes are taking jobs away from the US.
He pledged that if he becomes the president, he will bring back jobs to the US. Trump, who was addressing a massive rally in Las Vegas, said:
“What I did on June 16, we came out and we started talking about trade, how we’re being ripped off with China, ripped off with Japan, ripped off with Mexico at the border and then trade, ripped off by Vietnam, and by India, and by every country.”
He added, “We are going to take our jobs back from China and all of these other countries.”
This was for the second time that the presidential candidate has blamed countries like India for taking away the jobs.
He has been openly critical of countries like China, Mexico and Japan for poaching jobs from the US. However, he has been harsher on China than any other country during his election campaign. Trump said:
“Every single country because they’re all represented by these people that we think are representing us. That’s why when I say I am self-funding, folks, it means much more than you think. It means much more, I’m telling you.”
Trump, who jumped into the presidential race last June, had earlier said that India is doing great but nobody talks about it. He also has a number of real estate interests in India.