Cincinnati, Ohio - At a campaign appearance in Cincinnati on September 17 in Eden Park's Seasongood Pavilion, President Barack Obama responded to Governor Mitt Romney's challenge to "Get tough on China". The President outlined actions he has already taken, and announced a new complaint geared toward ending dumping cheap automobile parts in the U.S.
Obama also charged that Romney, "Would take the fight to China" only now, after becoming a presidential candidate. He said that Romney's previous experience was as a "pioneer" in exporting jobs to countries like China. "We don't need folks that just during election time are worried about trade practices, but before the election had taken advantage of unfair trade practices," the President said.
Romney said after the President's announcement, "President Obama has spent 43 months failing to confront China's unfair trade practices. I will not wait until the last months of my presidency to stand up to China, or do so only when votes are at stake. From Day One, I will pursue a comprehensive strategy to confront China's unfair trade practices and ensure a level playing field where our businesses can compete and win."