Trump claims ‘the European Union is worse than China’ — despite violent crackdown on Hong Kong protesters
Trump said he was ready for a "historic" deal with China as the leaders kicked off their meeting and Xi told him "dialogue" was better than confrontation AFP / Brendan Smialowski

President Donald Trump attacked the European Union for being "worse" than the Peoples' Republic of China during a 2020 re-election rally in Manchester, New Hampshire on Thursday.

Trump lashed out at America's European allies while attempting to argue that his trade war with China was a success.

"By the way, The European Union is worse than China, just smaller," Trump argued.

"It treats us horribly -- barriers, tariffs, taxes, -- and we let them come in. It is worse than China," he repeated.

Trump then decided to note that he was of European descent.

"Many of us come from there. I do. That is what it has got going. That is about it," he said.

"They treat us really badly and many others, many, many others," Trump argued.