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Trump sends mixed messages to China on trade war

 

August 26, 2019

Erin Schaff – New York Times

Gallery: President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump and other leaders and their partners in a group photo before a dinner at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, Aug. 25, 2019.

BIARRITZ, France - Injecting fresh uncertainty at a time of global economic jitters, President Donald Trump sent mixed messages Sunday on the U.S.-China trade war as leaders at a global summit pushed the unpredictable American president to ease frictions over tariffs and cooperate on other geopolitical challenges.

Trump's head-snapping comments at the Group of Seven summit about his escalating trade fight with China - first expressing regret, then amping up tariff threats - represented just the latest manifestation of the hazards of the president's go-it-alone mantra. Allies fault his turbulent trade agenda for contributing to a global economic slowdown.

http://www.startribune.com/trump-g7-summit-going-very-well-despite-trade-tensions/558179052/

 

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