Comments made in Discussions on China with President TrumpThe Whitehouse confirmed the conversation
Trump told Carter that he is particularly concerned about how China is “getting ahead of us.”
Carter said he agreed.
“And do you know why?” Carter said. “I normalized diplomatic relations with China in 1979. Since 1979, do you know how many times China has been at war with anybody? None. And we have stayed at war,” he said.
Carter said the United States is “the most warlike nation in the history of the world” due to a desire to impose American values on other countries.
“We have wasted, I think, $3 trillion,” Carter said, referring to American military spending. “China has not wasted a single penny on war, and that’s why they’re ahead of us. In almost every way. I don’t really fear that time, (when the Chinese economy overtakes America) but it bothers President Trump, and I don’t know why.”
“And I think the difference is if you take $3 trillion and put it in American infrastructure, you’d probably have $2 trillion left over. We’d have high-speed railroad. We’d have bridges that aren’t collapsing. We’d have roads that are maintained properly.”
It is not rocket science is it ?
The simple and plain philosophies of Jimmy Carter will be sadly missed one day.