October 23rd, 2012
06:50 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Fact Check: Obama accuses Romney of criticizing his handling of China tire case

(CNN) - In Monday's foreign policy debate, President Barack Obama said Gov. Mitt Romney had criticized his administration for being too tough against China, and bringing a protectionist case at the World Trade Organization.

The statement: Obama cited a case in which the Chinese "were flooding us" with cheap tires. "And we put a stop to it and as a consequence saved jobs throughout America. I have to say that Gov. Romney criticized me for being too tough in that tire case; said this wouldn't be good for American workers and that it would be protectionist," Obama said.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F

    Romney was wrong on the tire issue because he took China's side against Obama and American workers. He is also wrong now for making $8 million from Bain for shipping the Sensata jobs in Freeport, IL, to China. Sensata made record profits last year in IL.

    October 23, 2012 07:16 am at 7:16 am |
  2. g

    how much money does romney make from sending jobs to china -treason

    October 23, 2012 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  3. JEN

    American people need to remember it was Obama who saved the auto industry not Romney. Romney was against it and he now is sending jobs overseas and making millions on it. Romney is a joke.

    October 23, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  4. RR

    Romney will always take the side of any business that will make him money. If people are corporations too (as Romney has stated many times), and Romney closes a corporation for profit, he basically does not care about you or me. After all, to Romney, he doesn't see the difference because to him there is no difference.

    October 23, 2012 10:00 am at 10:00 am |