President Trump's comments about China come at the end of a chain of tweets where the president criticized the country, saying "China wants to make a deal so badly!"
China quickly responded with the announcement that it will be raising tariffs on $60 billion worth of US goods beginning on June 1. The increase on tariffs comes on the heels of the Trump administration raising tariffs $200 billion worth of Chinese exports from 10% to 25%.
China's retaliation will affect more than 5,000 products, with the increase being anywhere from 5% to 25%, according to the Wall Street Journal.
But President Trump didn't stop there. Early Monday, Trump took aim at a Democratic House member, as well as a potential opponent that he could face in the 2020 presidential election.
First, President Trump drew attention to comments made by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib about the Holocaust and Palestinians that have caused a stir.
Trump's tweet comes in response to Tlaib's comments in an interview she made on Yahoo's "Skullduggery" podcast in which she said she gets a "kind of calming feeling" when she thinks about the Holocaust because of the role her Palestinian ancestors played in the creation of "a safe haven for Jews" after Nazi Germany's horrific persecution.
"There’s always kind of a calming feeling, I tell folks, when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people's passports," Tlaib told "Skullduggery," as reported by CNN.
"I mean, just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time, and I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that, right, in many ways," she continued. "But they did it in a way that took their human dignity away, right, and it was forced on them. And so when I think about a one-state, I think about the fact that, why couldn't we do it in a better way?"
Trump also turned his attention to Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders for comments the self-proclaimed democratic socialist made about Trump taking credit for the economy doing well. Sanders said that he did not have to give Trump credit for the booming economy.
“The Economy is doing well, and I’m sure I don’t have to give Trump any credit – I’m sure he’ll take all the credit that he wants,” he said.
The U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs in April — outpacing what was originally predicted. Hourly wages also grew by two-tenths of a percent, and the unemployment rate also fell to 3.6 percent — the lowest level since December 1969.