WASHINGTON: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said that the US has now be¬come a “third world country” compared to the infrastruc¬ture in Dubai and China, and promised that things would change once he is elected the President.
“We have become a third world country, folks!,” the 59-year-old told his supporters at an election rally at Sal Lake City in Utah, which goes to the primaries on Tuesday.
“If you go to places like Dubai, China, you look at the roads, at the rail roads, they have the bullet trains that go 100s of miles an hour. And if you go to New York, they’re like 100 years ago,” he said.
Trump said under his pres¬idency, the US would knock out Islamic State, and rebuild the country.
“When it comes to trade, we are going to start being smart, because our country is poor. We are going to make Ameri¬can so great again. It is not great now. We need education to that,” he said.
Reiterating that Trans Pacif¬ic Partnership is a “disastrous” trade deal, Trump said the US under him would have deal that would favour America.
“It is not a question of free trading. Free trading is won¬derful. The problem of free trading is that we need smart people on our side also. If I am president, I guarantee you they (Mexico) would pay (for the wall) and they would be very very happy about it,” he said.
Trump said his adminis¬tration would negotiate great trade deals amid applause and cheer from the audience.
“We are going to bring wealth back again because our country is a poor country. We have a deficit that you can not believe. We’re sitting on a bub¬ble, very dangerous bubble. We are sitting on a big fat ugly bub¬ble. At some point unless we act quickly and smartly, it is going to explode. You need the right people. We have the wrong peo¬ple now,” Trump said. He prom¬ised his supporters that things would start changing fast if he was elected President.
Trump’s address in Salt Lake City was the first election rally after his impressive vic¬tories in Florida, Illinois and North Carolina on Tuesday.