Trump Says U.S. `talking’ with China
25 August 2019 | 2:59 pm
President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “doing very well with China, and talking!” in a Twitter message sent hours after Larry Kudlow, his top economic adviser, laid out a potential timeline for the resumption of substantive trade talks with Beijing. Separately, Trump suggested he might impose a 100% tariff on French wine, according to two people with knowledge of his comments.
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