Economy China rebuilt itself with money drained out of the US, claims Trump Updated : September 19, 2018 08:25 AM IST He said China has been taking out $ 500 billion a year from the US. Trump said he keeps a close watch on trade deficits as it was "very important". Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.