“Three days after Trump emerged from his dinner with Xi touting an ‘incredible’ deal, U.S. and Chinese officials were offering different accounts of whether there was a 90-day deadline for progress in new trade talks, the schedule for China to increase its purchases of American farm and industrial products, and Beijing’s plans to reduce or eliminate specific tariffs,” the Washington Post reports.
Said Trump on Twitter: “President Xi and I want this deal to happen, and it probably will. But if not remember… I am a Tariff Man. When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so.”
First Read: “Remember, this trade/tariff standoff with China is a crisis that Trump created, and it’s a crisis that he ultimately might not be able to solve, because he doesn’t understand that tariffs mean higher prices for American business and consumers.”Save to Favorites