Trump’s “Little Spat” With China Continues

President Donald Trump is in no haste to sign a trade deal with China before the 2020 presidential election.

“No, I don’t think I need it before the election,” Trump told reporters at a press conference.

“I think people know that we’re doing a great job,” Trump said, referencing his administration’s work on the economy and the military. “China’s being affected very badly. We’re not, we’re not being affected,” he said.

The President touted his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping as strong and posited, “we have, right now, a little spat.”

He also stated that he didn’t want a “partial deal” with Beijing, moving away from his suggestion last week that he would consider an “interim deal.”

“We’re looking for a complete deal. I’m not looking for a partial deal,” Trump said.

Trump’s dithering on the trade deal with Chana has placed markets on a rollercoaster ride.

Barbara Green, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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