Column: FIFA presidency no laughing matter as would-be candidate becomes frontman for gambling

That was before online bookmakers offered odds on anything and everything, from match results and goals scored to which team will win the coin toss or take the first corner, and before their relentless advertising.


Sports and gambling have, of course, long gone together, feeding off each other’s success and growth. But I mean you’re talking about one of the biggest, powerfulest jobs in football and all you’re getting to hear about is Paddy Power.”

Sport “matters more when there’s money on it,” it says. There’s nothing funny about the gambling industry’s latest wheeze to sink its teeth even deeper into football and its fans.

Whoa. This was about making a splash. Villa’s shirt sponsor is dafabet, a name that works better in Chinese, where “dafa” means “big wealth.” Stoke and Burnley players are billboards for Bet365 and Fun88 (another name that plays on the Chinese word to get rich).. In the UK, which liberalized gambling advertising in 2007, adults’ exposure to gambling commercials on television soared five-fold in eight years to 2012, regulator Ofcom found. FIFA’s election and ethics rules will almost certainly keep him off the May ballot. After Thursday’s passing of the entry deadline, “Team Ginola” should fade away.

That is the message that football, more than most other sports, is mainlining into our homes, helped by names like Ginola and teams lending their cachet, stadiums, jerseys and players to the industry that had cash to splash when the 2008 financial crisis hobbled other sponsors.

“It just makes like a mockery of football.”

Bet. It reads like a plug for Fifty Shades of Grey.

One of those is Kevin Twaddle, a former player for Motherwell and other Scottish clubs who told his story in the biography, “Life On The Line: How to Lose a Million and So Much More.” He no longer gambles and has delivered talks to other players about the risks.

But the targets were our wallets and spending habits, not our hearts. Bet again. Bet some more.

And that isn’t funny at all.

But gambling advertising wasn’t as in-your-face as now. Write to him at or follow him at

PARIS –  Don’t laugh. “It’s great for Paddy Power. In pocketing 250,000 pounds (335,000 euros; US$375,000) from bookmaker Paddy Power for this stunt, Ginola became the latest Trojan horse in the gambling and gaming industry’s creeping and creepy embrace of football.

Ginola has zero chance of unseating Sepp Blatter.

All this in a sport grappling with the increasing danger of gambling-related match-fixing and with ample examples of gambling-addicted players who frittered away their wealth.

But that’s not the point here. “There’s more passion, more pleasure and more pain.”

Twaddle takes a very dim view of Ginola’s Paddy Power-backed grab for FIFA.

“I’m here today to talk about love” were the Frenchman’s seductive opening words at his campaign launch in London this month.

And how about this blurb from Sky Bet, title sponsor since 2013 of England’s three divisions below the Premier League. What ever happened to sport for sport’s sake, for the buzz of competition, not a bet? How quaint. The increase was three-fold for children aged 4-15.

We’re talking here about David Ginola. Tuning in for results of football betting pools, which offered big jackpots for small stakes, was a Saturday afternoon ritual for many 20th Century English families.

“It’s an absolute disgrace,” he said in a phone interview. Hull against Aston Villa on Feb. So silky as a player for Newcastle and Tottenham; so ridiculous now with his car-crash campaign for the FIFA presidency.

Imagine, for a moment, a Paddy Power-financed FIFA president. It won’t happen; FIFA’s ethics rules should see to that. 10 will pit two Asian online bookmakers against each other. That much was clear from the Paddy Power branding.

“It’s eyeballs we’re after,” 12Bet executive Rory Anderson, quoted in the Daily Mail, said when the online bookmaker became the name on Hull City’s shirt for this Premier League season.

Asking your kids to make tea during half-time breaks won’t shield them from the bombardment, not with gambling ads flashing throughout matches on pitch-side light-boards. But the mere thought of the gambling industry even attempting to place a stooge at the very top of football makes the prospect of another Blatter term seem perhaps not quite so bad.

John Leicester is an international sports columnist for The Associated Press

Crystal Palace to change Selhurst Park to 12Bet Stadium for Premier League return

The well-known bookies are said to be ‘well-know’ which raises questions over their professionalism.

Crystal Palace are ready to rename their ground the 12Bet Stadium this season. 

It’s said that the added income will help Ian Holloway’s side in trying to stay in the top flight

The money will come in handy: Ian Holloway has struggled to sign players this summerThe money will come in handy: Ian Holloway has struggled to sign players this summer

Uproar: Newcastle were lambasted for using Mike Ashley's Sports Direct as a stadium nameUproar: Newcastle were lambasted for using Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct as a stadium name

Co-owner Steve Parish is behind the plan, which is a similar move to when Newcastle United changed St James’ Park to the Sports Direct Arena.

The manager has revealed that the summer transfer market has been an ‘absolute nightmare’ as he struggles to get numbers in.

Published: 07:32 GMT, 9 August 2013 | Updated: 09:12 GMT, 9 August 2013

Holloway has added – largely in attacking areas – but still wants more.

. By Graeme Yorke

Oops: 12Bet need all the marketing they can getOops: 12Bet need all the marketing they can get

A Palace board member has stated that talks have taken place. It might be, it might not be, but unfortunately it’s no further comment.’

12Bet will be glad to be paying for the marketing ploy, because a quick internet search indicates they’re not the best at doing it themselves online.

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‘It’s something that Steve (Parish) has been dealing with. ‘We can’t confirm it yet – it is something that hasn’t been announced yet,’ they told the Croydon Advertiser.

Same ground, different name: Crystal Palace are set to rename Selhurst Park the 12Bet StadiumSame ground, different name: Crystal Palace are set to rename Selhurst Park the 12Bet Stadium

The Premier League new boys have brokered a deal to sell the rights to the famous Selhurst Park – synonymous with the Eagles since 1924

Arsenal boss Wenger pans disrespectful Xavi

“I spoke to Cesc in Ibiza and he said he was suffering, because he really wants to come,” Xavi said.

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has criticised Barcelona midfielder Xavi for claiming Cesc Fabregas is “suffering” at the Premier League club.

Arsenal rejected bids from Barcelona for the Spanish international last year and the European champions have again been linked with a move for Fabregas this close-season but Wenger was adamant that he would not lose his captain.

“I believe a mutual respect between the clubs should stop this kind of comment,” Wenger told the Guardian newspaper after his team beat a Malaysia XI 4-0 at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.

“It is very disrespectful and it is not the first time that Xavi has been disrespectful to Arsenal Football Club,” said the Frenchman.

Earlier, Xavi told a news conference in Catalunya that former Barcelona trainee Fabregas, who is missing from the ongoing Asia tour with a muscle injury, was desperate to return to the club he left as a 16-year-old in 2003 .

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“It’s what he most wants, he’s done everything he can to come and wants Arsenal to let him go.”

“What is important is that Cesc Fabregas is contracted to Arsenal Football Club. Arsenal want to keep him.”

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Blackburn Rovers in Blackburn, northern England, May 3, 2010.

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Guide to Help You Choose a Good Chinese Wok

This conical metal pan can be used for stir-frying, deep-frying, braising, steaming, and stewing food. If you have a huge family or need to use the wok to cook for several people, then a 16” wok should work well for you.


? The thicker base of Western cast iron woks leads to slow response to heat adjustments.

? They also take a long time to cool when taken off fire, and thus, food needs to be removed immediately to prevent overcooking.

? Heavier cast iron woks are extremely difficult to lift.

? They need to be seasoned to prevent food from sticking.

One of the most important pieces of Chinese cookware and used all over Asia, the wok is a great utensil known for its versatility. Moreover, they are likely to have dents and warps when used for high heat flash cooking. To avoid this, you can use a round-bottomed wok with wok rings that allow the wok to sit safely on the burner while cooking. A rounded wok does have the advantage of a deeper bottom that enables flash cooking and easy tossing of food, but they do not sit well on a Western style stove and are, thus, unable to come in full contact with the stove’s heating element. While you may be itching to get that huge wok you saw at the restaurant, it is advisable to consider certain things before choosing the wok size. While the classic woks used for Chinese cooking are round-bottomed, there are newer flat-bottomed ones available in the market that are suitable for conventional stoves. If seasoning is not done properly, food tends to stick.


The metal type is the most important consideration when choosing a wok. They are, thus, not good enough for cooking stir-fry dishes.

Woks can be found in Asian grocery stores and restaurant supply shops. These handles are riveted or welded to the sides of the wok.

Carbon Steel Woks

Apart from the style, it is also important to pay attention to the material of the wok handles. Moreover, the food is not evenly cooked in these vessels. Seasoning is also needed to remove metallic tastes and odors from the food cooked in these vessels. Unfortunately, tossing and stir-frying with a flat-bottomed wok can be quite difficult. Ideally, the wok should be deep enough to allow you to toss the vegetables while cooking. That is why you need a flat-bottomed wok, especially if you are using electric burners. They are popular among home cooks and many chefs.


? They do not need to be seasoned before being used. You need to choose the wok based on what you are comfortable with. Classic woks are round in shape, while the Western versions have a flat bottom that make them look like deep-frying pans.

Whether you need a round- or flat-bottomed wok, it depends on the stove you have. Choosing this handy utensil for your home can be a bit confusing. There is also the absence of “wok hei” flavor that food cooked in seasoned cast iron or carbon steel woks have.

? The Teflon coating is unable to withstand very high temperature. The ideal metal type for woks are carbon steel, which has been seasoned.


There are many sizes of woks available in the market. The long stick-style handles are good for smaller woks. Stainless steel handles are heat-resistant, sturdy, and remain relatively cool for a long time.


? They have to be seasoned so as to prevent food from sticking. While these woks may work for home chefs, they do not have even heat distribution or heat retention, thus, making them extremely inefficient for Chinese cooking. Long heat-resistant wood or plastic handles are your best bet. In China, the popular stick handle woks are known as “Peking pans.” Some of the newer woks in the market have a loop handle on one side and a stick-style handle on the other. You should ideally choose a ring that is 4″ smaller in diameter than the wok and fits the burner well.

Steel or aluminum woks coated with Teflon and PFA are popular in western countries. Getting a versatile modern wok is a decision you will never regret. To help you choose the right wok for your kitchen, this Buzzle write-up dishes out a few tips.

How to Choose a Chinese Wok


Woks generally come with two loop handles on either side or a long stick-style handle on one side. While cast iron and carbon steel are more commonly used, non-stick woks have also gained popularity in recent years.


? These woks are expensive as compared to metal woks.

? They do not brown the food in the pan; instead, they retain the juices. This is because there are many types of woks available in the market. Each metal type has its own set of pros and cons. While Chinese-made cast iron woks are extremely thin and fragile, the Western versions are often thicker and heavier.


? It’s the best wok for uniform heat distribution and retention.

? When seasoned, they impart a great flavor to the food.

? The Chinese version of cast iron woks are light, and thus, very handy when it comes to tossing food.

Cast Iron Woks

Non-stick Woks

Woks vary from a round bottom to shallow, flat bottom. They are also available in many popular kitchenware stores or online.

This is the most popular type of wok and is often considered the best metal for woks. They are good for novices.

? Non-stick surfaces are easier to clean.

? They require less oil for cooking.

In Chinese, the wok is called “dar shao” which directly translates as “Big Spoon”.

? The size and power of your burner

? What type of food you want to cook

? The amount of food to be cooked

While the woks used in restaurants are several feet in diameter, the ideal size of woks for most households should be around 14”. Moreover, there are different types of material and sizes to choose from. There are many professional chefs who will ask you to opt for these plain, uncoated woks.


? The quick heat conduction and even transfer of heat help in faster and better cooking.

? Due to seasoning or carbonizing, there is a distinctive “wok hei” flavor imparted to the dishes.

? Carbon steel woks are relatively inexpensive as compared to other metal woks.

? They are lightweight and easy to lift especially while stir-frying.

? These woks are durable and strong.

Other material available include stainless steel and aluminum. These include:


Cast iron is a traditional metal wok used by the Chinese. The loop-style wok handles are seen in traditional woks and are best for large woks that cannot be lifted with just one handle. So, choose one with care, and you are sure to cherish it for years to come.

Football: GERS LOOKING; mailsport premier league HEMD IN RONALDO.

Alex McLeish was delighted his side ended their three-match losing streak ahead of the crunch European tie.

Watch the Boydie: Red-hot striker Kris Boyd slots home the opener that set Rangers on their way to a much-needed victory’ Hemdinger: Hemdani was in fine form

“Julien Rodriguez was excellent. And Chris Burke was different class.”

Hemdani said: “It was important to win this game after losing to Celtic last week.

He said: “We were under pressure going into this game. My players handled it well and it was great they didn’t go into a shell.

Goals from Kris Boyd and Barry Ferguson stopped Gers slumping to a fourth straight defeat against the Hibees but it was Hemdani who stole the show in his first game since the 2-1 defeat at Easter Road in November.

Copyright 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning. Alan Hutton and Stevie Smith also played well. They’re a good technical side but we also have good players.”

And he claims anything less than finishing second in the SPL and a last-eight spot in the Champions League will be unacceptable.

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Byline: By Mark GUIDI

COMEBACK king Brahim Hemdani played himself into contention for a start in Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Villarreal with a dazzling display in Rangers’ 2-0 win over Hibs yesterday.. I now hope we can get a victory over Villarreal.

Now the French Algerian is setting his sights on a dream end to a nightmare first season in Scotland.

“I don’t want one without the other.


“Our aims are to finish second in the league and progress in the Champions League.

“Villarreal will be tough. All rights reserved.

“It was a difficult week in training because the players wanted to beat Celtic so much

How Do You Know He Is Well Endowed? by Ruth Purple

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The fact of the matter is, women discuss penis sizes but in reality it doesn?t really matter when there is chemistry, deep commitment and love. I was really disappointed when we did it; it was like nowhere near what I expected. The average erected penis size is between 5.5 and 6.2 inches and the girth is 4.7 to 5.1 inches. Women are not shallow creatures; on the contrary, it has been proven that men are more obsessed with the dangling thing between their legs than women.

According to surveys 85% of girls are satisfied with their partner?s penis size but on the other hand men are 55% satisfied with their own penises. How can you tell if a man has a borderline high testosterone level? It is said that a man who sports more facial and body hair and who posses a deep manly voice and exudes that ?macho? aura has an active libido.

Last night my girlfriends and I decided to go out and check out this new bar near my block and after a few ladies drinks, a gorgeous guy passed by? ?Uhmmm, he?s hot but I think he has a tiny ?weeny? ?? commented my friend Jaime. And for some women, it?s the girth size that matters; the feeling of tightness when he enters her is what counts. ?I never returned his calls after that.? After that fun and interesting night, I started thinking about people, to whom penis size matters.

Yes, at some point size does matter but usually, skills beat size at all levels

Tulsa Reserve Deputy’s Attorneys Release Training Records

He has been charged with second-degree manslaughter.

The Tulsa County volunteer deputy has disputed a Tulsa World report that sheriff’s office supervisors were ordered to falsify his training records.

The World said at least three of Bates’ supervisors were transferred for refusing to go along with the requests, and said it consulted multiple sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, but it gave no indication how those sources were familiar with the situation.

Bates told NBC’s “Today” show on Friday that he was certified for his position and had the documentation to prove it.

Harris’ family attorney — who had questioned Bates’ qualifications as a reserve deputy — did not return a message seeking comment Saturday. Defense attorneys released some of the training records Saturday for a 73-year-old volunteer sheriff’s deputy charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect in Oklahoma.

The records for Robert Bates include certificates showing what training he received, job evaluation reports and weapons training and qualification records dating to 2008.

Bates’ attorneys said the 64 pages of records released to The Associated Press and other news organizations include records Bates copied and kept for himself. A call to the district attorney’s office rang unanswered, and the sheriff’s office referred questions to Wood.

“I want to do everything I can to make sure that people know that this allegation of falsified records is not true,” Wood said.

Tulsa Reserve Deputy’s Attorneys Release Training Records – ABC News. Although there are time gaps in the documents provided, some of the records seem to indicate Bates was proficient in firearms and dozens of other training courses.

“For the first time today, we feel like someone’s starting to look at the other side of this as far as his qualifications,” Scott Wood, an attorney for Bates, said after the documents were released.

Bates has said he mistakenly pulled out a handgun rather than a stun gun when he fatally shot Eric Harris on April 2 as he lay on the ground

Forecast of Lotteries & Organized Gambling in China, Including Trends and Forecast Market for Lottery Ticket Sales up to 2007

However, there are indications that it may soon move on this issue. 6, 2005–Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Lotteries Gambling in China to their offering.

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– Profiles of leading lotteries organized gambling companies in China;

– Data on the major lotteries currently in operation throughout the country, their governing bodies and provincial organizing committees;

– Stdm: Company Background

– Hong Kong Jockey Club: Company Details

– 2 China’s Lottery Market

– Overview of China’s demographics and macroeconomics.

– Hong Kong Jockey Club: Betting Facilities Operation

– Stdm: Recent Developments

– Forecast of lotteries organized gambling in China, including trends and forecast market for lottery ticket sales up to 2007;

– Statistical data on the casino market, including casino revenues, throughout Asia;

– Hong Kong Jockey Club: Company Background

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– 6 Consumer Profile

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– Statistical analysis of China’s lottery market size and ticket sales, including by type of lottery and by major city, up to 2004;

– Sociedade De Turismo E Diversoes De Macau (Stdm)

– Stdm: Future Strategy

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Page 22: Third Presidential Debate: Full Transcript

It means our goods aren’t as competitive and we lose jobs. Now that’s estimated to create 800,000 jobs, the problem is they won’t be here, they’ll be in places like China.

We absolutely have to make more progress and that’s why we’re going to keep on pressing.

We have enormous trade imbalance with China, and it’s worse this year than last year, and it’s worse last year than the year before. It’s not government investments that makes businesses grow and hire people.

And when it comes to our military and Chinese security, part of the reason that we were able to pivot to the Asia-Pacific region after having ended the war in Iraq and transitioning out of Afghanistan, is precisely because this is going to be a massive growth area in the future.

That’s the kind of leadership we’ve shown in the region. It’s not my term, it’s the president’s own secretary of defense called these trillion dollars of cuts to our military devastating. And there’s one going on right now, which we don’t know about it. They don’t want to see protectionism. And then we noticed that there was more than one with that same serial number. They’re stealing our intellectual property, our patents, our designs, our technology, hacking into our computers, counterfeiting our goods.

SCHIEFFER: All right.

If we had taken your advice Governor Romney about our auto industry, we’d be buying cars from China instead of selling cars to China.

We’ll also make sure that we have trade relations with China that work for us. auto industry. And, unfortunately, Governor Romney’s budget and his proposals would not allow us to make those investments.. It was President Bush that wrote the first checks. And they’re winning.

Now, they look at us and say, Is it a good idea to be with America? How strong are we going to be? How strong is our economy? They look at the fact that we owe ‘em a trillion dollars and owe other people $16 trillion in total, including that.

I want a great relationship with China. They don’t want to see the world break out into — into various forms of chaos, because they have to — they have to manufacture goods and put people to work and they have about 20,000 — 20 million, rather, people coming out of the farms every year coming into the cities, needing jobs.

If we take your advice with respect to how we change our tax codes so that companies that earn profits overseas don’t pay U.S. But I’ve made a different bet on American workers.

They have to understand we want to trade with them. taxes compared to companies here that are paying taxes. I mean that’s how our free market works. exporters since 1993.


OBAMA: In fact, just recently steelworkers in Ohio and throughout the Midwest — Pennsylvania — are in a position now to sell steel to China because we won that case. I disagree with that. company, the same packaging, these were being sold into our market and around the world as if they were made by the U.S. They don’t want war. They feel as if they had finally an administration who was going to take this issue seriously.

Let me also note that the greatest threat that the world faces, the greatest national security threat is a nuclear Iran.

And fortunately…

They look at America’s commitments around the world and they see what’s happening, and they say, well, OK. But this can’t keep on going. I have to say that Governor 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.

ROMNEY: They look at our — our decision to — to cut back on our military capabilities. I’ve watched year in and year out as companies have shut down and people have lost their jobs because China has not played by the same rules, in part by holding down artificially the value of their currency. I like American cars. And we put a stop to it and as a consequence saved jobs throughout America. China has an interest that’s very much like ours in one respect, and that is they want a stable world. It holds down the prices of their goods. That’s why on day one, i will label them a currency manipulator, which allows us to apply tariffs where they’re taking jobs. My dad was head of a car company. And I would do nothing to hurt the U.S. My plan to get the industry on its feet when it was in real trouble was not to start writing checks. Is America going to be strong? And the answer is, yes, if I’m president, America will be very strong.

And, you know, that’s — you’re right. ROMNEY: I just want to take one of those points, again, attacking me as not talking about an agenda for — for getting more trade and opening up more jobs in this country. And we’re organizing trade relations with countries other than China so that China starts feeling more pressure about meeting basic international standards.

But I tell you, those workers don’t feel that way. We understand it. We like free enterprise, but you got to play by the rules.

Let’s talk about China. A trillion dollars. It’s not my term, it’s the president’s own Secretary of Defense, called them devastating.


They’re making some progress; they need to make more. We can work with them, we can collaborate with them, if they’re willing to be responsible.

SCHIEFFER: Well, Governor, let me just ask you. The secretary of defense called these trillion dollars of cuts to our military devastating. And so we can be a partner with China. exports have doubled since I came into office, to China and actually currencies are at their most advantageous point for U.S. Nothing could be further from the truth.

And we believe China can be a partner, but we’re also sending a very clear signal that America is a Pacific power; that we are going to have a presence there. But the president mentioned the auto industry and that somehow I would be in favor of jobs being elsewhere. I said they need — these companies need to go through a managed bankruptcy. They were counterfeit products being made overseas with the same serial number as a U.S. That’s the kind of leadership that we’ll continue to show.

So they want the economy to work and the world to be free and open. That’s the reason why we have brought more cases against China for violating trade rules than the other — the previous administration had done in two terms. We have to say to our friend in China, look, you guys are playing aggressively. This can’t go on.

I’m a son of Detroit. I was born in Detroit. It’s a silent one. We want a world that’s stable. You can’t keep on holding down the value of your currency, stealing our intellectual property, counterfeiting our products, selling them around the world, even to the United States.

OBAMA: Well, Governor Romney’s right, you are familiar with jobs being shipped overseas because you invested in companies that were shipping jobs overseas.

ROMNEY: Well, they sell us about this much stuff every year, and we sell them about this much stuff every year. And we’ve won just about every case that we’ve filed, that has been decided.

And if we’re not making investments in education and basic research, which is not something that the private sector is doing at a sufficient pace right now and has never done, then we will lose the (inaudible) in things like clean energy technology.

ROMNEY: Well, first of all, it’s not government that makes business successful. We had a tire case in which they were flooding us with cheap domestic tires — or — or cheap Chinese tires. So it’s pretty clear who doesn’t want a trade war. If we don’t have the best education system in the world, if we don’t continue to put money into research and technology that will allow us to create great businesses here in the United States, that’s how we lose the competition. China can be our partner, but — but that doesn’t mean they can just roll all over us and steal our jobs on an unfair basis.

Now with respect to what we’ve done with China already, U.S. Is that — isn’t there a risk that that could happen?

I was with one company that makes valves and — and process industries and they said, look, we were — we were having some valves coming in that — that were broken and we had to repair them under warranty and we looked them and — and they had our serial number on them. And in that process, they can get government help and government guarantees, but they need to go through bankruptcy to get rid of excess cost and the debt burden that they’d — they’d built up.

Over the long term, in order for us to compete with China, we’ve also got to make sure, though, that we’re taking — taking care of business here at home. If you declare them a currency manipulator on day one, some people are — say you’re just going to start a trade war with China on day one. That’s got to end.

I know Americans had seen jobs being shipped overseas; businesses and workers not getting a level playing field when it came to trade. We don’t have to be an adversary in any way, shape or form. And so we have to understand that we can’t just surrender and lose jobs year in and year out. And that’s the reason why I set up a trade task force to go after cheaters when it came to international trade. competitor. We are working with countries in the region to make sure, for example, that ships can pass through; that commerce continues