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Donald Trump talked veterans, China and his pick for ambassador in Iowa

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President-elect Donald Trump made his latest stop on his so-called "thank you" tour in Iowa on Thursday night. 

The real estate mogul talked about a variety of subjects including veterans, the military, China, Iowa's grassroots movement, and his pick for ambassador to China, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. 


Trump on the veterans

On Thursday, Trump promised to support America's veterans, saying that he was going to rebuild America's military. 

"It will no longer be a depleted military, I promise," said Trump.  

Trump made comments about the veterans that echoed comments his wife, Melania, made about him earlier in the year.

 "We will never, ever let you down, ever," Trump promised the veterans.  

Trump on China

Trump also took the opportunity to single out China for criticism.

"One of the relationships we have to improve is China," said Trump. "The nation of China is responsible for almost have of America's trade deficit." 

Trump promised that he was going to hold China's government responsible. 

"They haven't played by the rules. And they're going to start," said Trump.

Trump on Terry Branstad

Trump announced in Iowa that the state's Republican governor, Terry Branstad, would serve as America's new ambassador to the aforementioned country of China. 

"He's been on six trade missions to China and is highly respected by Chinese officials," said Trump of Branstad. "With Terry on our side, I know we'll succeed in bringing our jobs back." 

 

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