President Obama will attack Mitt Romney's credibility on the issue of trade with China in a campaign speech Monday in Ohio, where he plans to announce a new trade enforcement case against China.
“Now, I understand my opponent has been running around Ohio claiming he’s going to roll up his sleeves and take the fight to China," Obama will say in Cincinatti, according to prepared remarks. "But here’s the thing: His experience has been owning companies that were called ‘pioneers’ in the business of outsourcing jobs to countries like China. Pioneers! Ohio, you can’t stand up to China when all you’ve done is send them our jobs."
“You can talk a good game, or you can play one – and my experience has been waking up every single day doing everything I can to give American workers a fair shot in the global economy … When Gov. Romney said stopping an unfair surge in Chinese tires would be bad for our workers, we did it anyway – and we got over 1,000 Americans back to work."
Obama will announce in the same speech the new case targeting Chinese subsidies for auto parts made for export that his administration filed to the World Trade Organization Monday. In a statement released Monday morning, Romney called the case "too little, too late."