- Mar 11, 2009
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- South Carolina
- Political Leaning
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) - President Barack Obama claimed a stronger hand on the world stage Friday despite electoral defeats at home, failure to get a free-trade agreement with South Korea and lackluster international support for his get-tough policy with China on trade and currency disputes.
"It wasn't any easier to talk about currency when I was first elected and my poll numbers were at 65 percent," Obama argued at the close of the G-20 summit, after bluntly accusing Beijing of undervaluing its currency.
The president flew to Japan for the APEC summit without the coveted trade pact with Korea or a united front with other countries against China's currency policy. He also endured a gusher of criticism from other countries about a decision by the U.S. central bank to pump $600 billion into the U.S. economy, something China, Germany and others believe could weaken the dollar and lead to inflation.
My Way News - Obama claims strengthened hand in global dealings
:lamo Is this guy Obama for real? He jets across the world to secure a pact that was already pretty much done for him by the previous administration, and in his arrogance manages to blow it up because he thinks he has a better plan. Then he goes to China and pretty much insults our biggest lender, and has the utter gaul to step out and say that he claims a "strengthened hand"?
Maybe he needs to submit to a drug test, because I think he is snorting drugs again. He is without a doubt the most inept President we have had in a long time...