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U.S. President Donald Trump says that some imported vehicles and parts pose a threat to U.S. national security. Do you agree with this?

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Of course not.

12 ( +17 / -5 )

what speed said

10 ( +15 / -5 )

As always: he doesn't know what he is talking about.

Maybe someone should tell him?

8 ( +12 / -4 )

when you let the worst guy on earth to be a president LUL what a joke he just want to do anything to get attention he don't care if it good or bad!!

7 ( +11 / -4 )

I voted yes, but it really depends on your definition of "National Security".

It's known that cars can now be infected with malware, tracked and even taken over by remote control. China are particularly interested in these kinds of abilities. That can be seen as a national security concern.

It can also affect the economy in certain ways, for example the introduction of fuel efficient or electric cars can have an affect on oil prices. You could also out-muscle domestic competition which siphons equity out of the country.

There are national security concerns for sure, but I think Trump overexaggerates them to win votes.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Not at all. The biggest threat to US national security isn't coming from cars.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

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Does Trump actually have a grasp of what issues surrounding " National Security " entail !!???

He makes things up as he goes.

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5 ( +7 / -2 )

I don't know enough about the engineering in modern cars to say but I don't think Trump really knows what "national security" means so I guess if Trump says its a threat, it probably isn't. I know he really needs numbers in that area (domestic automobile industry) in order to even come close to winning the next election though so maybe that's why he lied, I mean said it...

1 ( +3 / -2 )

This is just more BS from Donald. It will hurt the USA economic more setting up the trade walls.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Sounds like boo wool sheet, but maybe he overheard some of his experts discussing the issue re China, for example, if it has Huawei technology inside...?.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I see I'm with the 79% who voted no. We have plenty of auto and parts manufacturing capability in the U.S., thanks in part to Toyota, Honda and other Japanese manufacturers. Trump naturally wants to increase manufacturing in the U.S. to support the overall health of the economy, but I think there is no national security threat in this case so I disagree with him here.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

On a purely theoretical level, autos could be a security risk. But the current state of events is not at that point whatsoever.

I think Trump sees 'threat to national security' as his trump card (pun intended). He can play the card, and it lets him do whatever. He did it with the steel tariffs on Canada and Mexico, and he's using the same type of tactic with his national emergency for the wall.

Basically he's just trying to do what he does - exploit loopholes to get things done when they aren't able to be done the way he wants.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Make no mistake- the "national security" reason is nothing more than a flimsy pretext. National security grounds is the only way Trump can act on tariffs without the support of Congress. Getting members of Congress on board would actually entail cajoling, arm-twisting, and convincing (i.e. actual normal political work) so he can't be bothered with it. So, we end up with the sorry state of affairs instead.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Getting members of Congress on board would actually entail cajoling, arm-twisting, and convincing (i.e. actual normal political work) so he can't be bothered with it.

The so-called "Master Negotiator".

2 ( +2 / -0 )

He's the national security threat.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

YES. imported vehicles and parts pose a threat to national security.

BECAUSE. it wipes off so many $$$ from the economy. the scale is unimaginable. its like every american wiping ass every morning with those $ bills...

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

He's the only threat to the not only US but the entire world!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

trump does not know a tyre from a wheel.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Cars are not terrorists.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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