Trump Says Could ‘Decouple’ and Not Do Business With China

U.S. President Donald Trump, in a Fox News interview airing Sunday, raised the possibility of decoupling the U.S. economy from China, a major purchaser of U.S. goods.

In a video excerpt, Trump initially told interviewer Steve Hilton “we don’t have to” do business with China, and then later said about decoupling: “Well it’s something that if they don’t treat us right I would certainly, I would certainly do that.”

Trump entered into a high-stakes trade war with China before reaching a partial Phase 1 trade deal in January. Trump has since shut the door on Phase 2 negotiations, saying he was unhappy with Beijing’s handling of the pandemic.

In June U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said a decoupling of the U.S. and Chinese economies will result if U.S. companies are not allowed to compete on a fair and level basis in China’s economy.

(Reporting by Jan Wolfe; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

Responses

  1. WOW, general confuction, we are refusing your communist/fascist party every chance we get. We also reject your antifa (fascism) and blm (communism). So we are trying to elect better politicians. We are trying to elect republicans. You are a blithering idiot.

  2. Linda, I don’t know what God you pray to. I’m sure he would not listen to a dumb ass like you to remove 1 1/2 billion people from this earth. Sounds like you may be one of trumps newest fans, the Qanon movement. Maybe we could get the Chinese government to mandate eating all their children to stop the population growth. Read your comment again Linda and see how fricken stupid you sound. Shame on you!!

  3. I was just telling my kids about how while growing up everything was stamped “MADE IN THE USA. It would be a good thing for the country. Tell the communist and the companies who went to China for cheap labor with no environmental regs to sit on it and rotate. All Chinese products are junk. Let the Chinese make products for the Chinese and make their lives better. The Chinese cant afford our products anyhow.

  4. King Donald The Loser COULD do a lot of terrible things, if he gets re-elected. We can’t afford that.

    We MUST elect better politicians.

    #outnow
    refusefascism.org

  5. Sounds like a great idea to me My. President! I’d tell China to “Suck it!”
    There’s gotta be some kind of pay back for what they did to our world.
    I pray to God that a plague ten fold will come over that country and kill them all off!

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