Trump warns China not to wait for 2020 U.S. election to make trade deal


U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the “Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act” in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 29, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned China against waiting out his first term in office to finalize any trade deal, saying if he wins re-election in the November 2020 U.S. presidential contest they will get no agreement or a worse one.

“The problem with them waiting … is that if & when I win, the deal that they get will be much tougher than what we are negotiating now…or no deal at all,” Trump tweeted as the latest U.S-China trade talks began in Shanghai.

Reporting by Susan Heavey and Makini Brice



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