President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged having second thoughts about escalating a trade war with China , but the White House later reversed, saying the president was misinterpreted and that his only regret in hiking tariffs is that he didn't raise them higher. Trump faced a tense reception from
Then hours later, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham issued a statement saying the news media had"greatly misinterpreted" Trump's response. Grisham said the president only responded"in the affirmative - because he regrets not raising the tariffs higher."
Asked if he had any second thoughts about escalating the U.S. trade war with China, Trump replied:"Yeah, sure. Why not?"
Trump had been trying to use the summit to rally the other leaders to do more to stimulate their economies, as fears rise of a potential slowdown in the U.S. before he stands for reelection in November 2020.
Johnson, who praised Trump for America's economic performance, also chided the U.S. leader for his unbending China policy.
"If I want, I could declare a national emergency," Trump said. He cited China's theft of intellectual property and the large U.S. trade deficit with China, saying"in many ways that's an emergency."
The meeting of the Group of Seven nations — Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.S. — in the beach resort town of Biarritz comes at one of the most unpredictable moments in Trump's presidency, when his public comments and decision-making increasingly have seemed erratic and acerbic of late.
But cracks emerged moments later after the French government said the leaders had agreed at Saturday's dinner that Macron would deliver a message to Iran on behalf of the group.
Macron, in recent months, has tried to play intermediary between the U.S. and Iran, as tensions flare over Iran's nuclear program and the Trump administration's increasingly restrictive sanctions on that country.Read more: Yahoo News
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White House says Trump regrets not raising tariffs on China higherHours after President Trump said Sunday he had 'second thoughts' about escalating the trade war with China , the White House sought to explain his remark because it was 'greatly misinterpreted.' The founder of McDonald's in Japan was donating to the Japanese Communist Party. It seems that North Korea ’s arms were also expanded. Hey, nobody is stopping them. Do it! Guess that chicken little shit Trump too scare to open his mouth now, the Stock melt down was too much to handle. He needs to contact Wharton and ask for his money back on his degree because obviously he doesn’t know anything about Global Trade.
Trump Appears to Soften on China, but White House Says He Didn’tPresident Trump, at the G7 meeting in Biarritz, France, once again caught off guard allies who disagree with him on trade tariffs, global warming, Russia and China . This chain of events was predicted by slickenteur months ago and this Kashmir situation also unfolded as she predicted. Must follow her, she does brilliant political and analysis. Wrong!
President Trump meeting with trade team at White House amid tweetstorm that rocked marketsStocks dropped after Donald Trump ordered that U.S. companies find alternatives to their operations in China . 50% tariffs on everything China... let's see it! 👀👀👀👀📉📉📉 Another 50% haircut for the markets? Coming soon? How about they just forcefully remove his ass already? 25thAmendmentNow
White House says Trump regrets not raising tariffs higherBIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump's only regret in hiking tariffs on China is that he didn't raise them higher, his press secretary said Sunday after the president had earlier... I hope that this goes well. But! It can turn into a real disaster for the country. Again, where do they find these people? Dementia
White House Says Trump Regrets Not Raising Tariffs HigherThe White House doubled down on President Trump’s commitment to the U.S. trade war with China after the president appeared to show a glimmer of regret about escalating trade tensions at the Group of Seven summit. This chain of events was predicted by slickenteur months ago and this Kashmir situation also unfolded as she predicted. Must follow her, she does brilliant political and analysis. To me it looks like we are back at the cold war brinkmanship game played this time with customs tariffs. good thing they are not playing it with nuclear arsenals. at least not for now.
White House says Trump regrets not raising tariffs higherPresident Donald Trump&39;s only regret in hiking tariffs on China is that he didn&39;t raise them higher, his press secretary said Sunday after the president had earlier signaled some remorse for an escalating trade war with China . Trump faced a tense reception from world leaders meeting amid mounting Liar liar pants on fire