Look out, world: Donald Trump's running for president, and if he wins, there's going to be a new sheriff in town.
Trump, a billionaire businessman and reality television star, kicked off his 2016 presidential bid on Tuesday with a lengthy, sometimes rambling speech at Trump Tower in Manhattan. Much of the address focused on the countries around the world that are, in Trump's estimation, robbing America blind -- and what he'd like to do about it.
By far the biggest target of Trump's ire was China, which he mentioned 23 times during his speech. Here's a representative sample:
"When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let's say, China in a trade deal?" he asked. "They kill us. I beat China all the time. All the time."
"I love China," he later added. "People say, 'Oh, you don't like China?' No, I love them. But their leaders are much smarter than our leaders, and we can't sustain ourself with that. There's too much -- it's like -- it's like, take the New England Patriots and Tom Brady and have them play your high school football team. That's the difference between China's leaders and our leaders."
He mentioned Mexico 13 times.
"When do we beat Mexico at the border? They're laughing at us, at our stupidity. And now they are beating us economically. They are not our friend, believe me. But they're killing us economically," he said. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
He mentioned Iraq 10 times and Iran seven times, sometimes both in the same sentence.
"I will tell you this, and I said it very strongly, years ago, I said -- and I love the military, and I want to have the strongest military that we've ever had, and we need it more now than ever. But I said, 'Don't hit Iraq, because you're going to totally destabilize the Middle East. Iran is going to take over the Middle East, Iran and somebody else will get the oil.' And it turned out that Iran is now taking over Iraq. Think of it. Iran is taking over Iraq, and they're taking it over big league," he warned.
Even some of America's closest strategic allies didn't escape Trump's pique. He mentioned Japan, for example, three times.
"When did we beat Japan at anything?" Trump asked. "They send their cars over by the millions, and what do we do? When was the last time you saw a Chevrolet in Tokyo? It doesn't exist, folks. They beat us all the time."
And he mentioned Saudi Arabia four times, again explaining why he believes America is getting fleeced.
"Saudi Arabia, they make $1 billion a day. $1 billion a day," he said. "I love the Saudis. Many are in this building. They make a billion dollars a day. Whenever they have problems, we send over the ships. We say, 'We're gonna protect.' What are we doing? They've got nothing but money. If the right person asked them, they'd pay a fortune. They wouldn't be there except for us."