2020 US Presidential Candidates on the Indo-Pacific

The 2020 Presidential Candidates on the Indo-Pacific resource highlights mentions of Indo-Pacific issues by US presidential candidates and nominees in speeches, campaign documents, and debates.

To view statements by President Trump prior to his June 18, 2019 declaration to seek a second term, as well as members of his Cabinet, visit The Trump Administration & US - Indo-Pacific Relations.

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Pete Buttigieg's Remarks on Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Pete Buttigieg's Remarks on North Korea

Pete Buttigieg's Interview with The Washington Post - China

"MR. COSTA: If you come into office, would you remove the tariffs on China or not?

MAYOR BUTTIGIEG: Yes, the tariffs are counterproductive. Now, we might launch a new conversation with China and what we do on tariffs might be in that context. But I would not have put up these tariffs in the first place. First of all, tariffs are taxes on Americans, and we talk as though that's not the case and we forget that Americans are paying them.

Look, I actually think…

Pete Buttigieg at Washington Post Live - China

Pete Buttigieg's Remarks on Attacks in Sri Lanka