WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump said Friday his country was looking for a big and complete, not partial, deal with China on the trade dispute regardless of the 2020 presidential elections.
“I am not looking for a partial deal. China has been starting to buy our agricultural product. If you noticed over the last week and actually some very big purchases but that is not what I am looking for. We are looking for the big deal,” he said.
Trump made the press remarks while receiving Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the White House.
” We have another tariff and a slightly smaller number as you know on about USD 300 billion worth of goods and products so they would like to do something as you know we are talking a little bit this week talking about lot next week and then top people are going to be speaking the week following. “But I am not looking for a partial deal; I am looking for a complete deal,” he stressed.
Asked whether he needs that deal before the elections, Trump said, “No, I don’t think I need it before the election. I think that people know that we are doing a great job.” “Our economy is very strong and China is being affected very badly. We are not being affected. In fact we are taking in many billions of dollars in China is eating that. “China is eating the terrace because of the devaluation. Now that doesn’t happen with all countries. China is China and they know what they are doing as well as anybody,” he went on.
“My relationship with (Chinese) President Xi (Jinping) is a very amazing one, very good one but we have right now a little spat but I think we are doing very well. Our country is doing well,” he added.
Source: Kuwait News Agency