BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — President Barack Obama is accusing Republican Mitt Romney of showing “newfound outrage” on cracking down on China, saying his rival’s approach is “just not credible.”
Speaking in Ohio, Obama says that Romney’s approach, quote, “feels like that fox saying, ‘you know we need more secure chicken coops.’ It’s just not credible.” The president is also charging Romney with profiting from companies that shipped jobs to China.
Obama and Romney are both in Ohio, where they have tangled over which man would best prevent manufacturing jobs from being shipped to China. Romney has said he would tag the Asian powerhouse as a currency manipulator.
Obama’s campaign says the president has brought more trade cases against China in one term than President George W. Bush did in two.
— Associated Press