Jack Ma Accuses The US Of Spending $14 Trillion On War Instead Of Its People

In a CNBC clip, which slipped between the cracks last week, Alibaba founder Jack Ma, who has been busy trying to get into Donald Trump’s “circle of trust”, spoke in Davos and blamed the problems of the United States on the United States itself, as a country which has spent trillions of dollars to wage war, instead of investing in infrastructure and its own people.
Asked by Andrew Ross Sorkin about Trump’s decision to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports to protect domestic American manufacturers, Ma said blaming China for any economic issues in the U. S. is misguided. If America is looking to blame anyone, Ma said, it should blame itself.
“It’s not that other countries steal jobs from you guys,” Ma said. “It’s your strategy. Distribute the money and things in a proper way.”
According to Ma, the US wasted over $14 trillion in fighting wars over the past 30 years rather than investing in infrastructure at home. Ma named this as the main reason that the US economy is weakening.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jan 22, 2017.