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 US President Trump places Russia, China on par with rogue regimes, terrorist groups

In his first State of the Union address, U.S. President Donald Trump has described China and Russia as rivals that must be confronted with "unmatched power."

As reported by Censor.NET citing Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Trump made the remarks on Jan. 30 in the State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

The speech dwelt overwhelmingly on domestic U.S. issues, like rebuilding the country's crumbling infrastructure, an opioid epidemic ravaging some regions, and reforming immigration policies.

But Trump also took time to focus on major foreign-policy challenges faced by the United States.

He referred to "rogue regimes, terrorist groups, and rivals like China and Russia that challenge our interests, our economy, and our values."

"In confronting these dangers, we know that weakness is the surest path to conflict, and unmatched power is the surest means of our defense," he said.

"For this reason, I am asking the Congress to end the dangerous defense sequester and fully fund our great military," he said, referring to a budget deal several years ago that sought to rein in defense spending.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3047594