China's trade surplus with the U.S.is widening. "And I think, frankly, China.is a bigger problem", Mr. Trump said and denied that by saying so he is not trying to divert the entire Russian Federation thing.
The Trump administration has increasingly moved to break with decades of convention and increase U.S. interaction with Taiwan, despite officially recognising Chinese ownership under the One China policy.
"I'm saying Russian Federation, but I'm also saying China", he said.
The U.S. has levied multiple waves of additional tariffs on a total $250 billion in Chinese goods with president Trump previously warning there are tariffs on another $300 billion in abeyance.
Cui Tiankai, China's ambassador to the USA, has announced that during the recent incident in the South China Sea, when a U.S. guided missile destroyer barely managed to avoid collision with a Chinese warship, the Chinese vessel was merely responding to an intervention "at China's doorstep". "I want them to open their markets like our markets are open", Trump said in the interview that aired Sunday, while adding that more tariffs "might" be in the mix.
"I think China meddled also", he said.
In a recent interview with National Public Radio, Cui said the U.S. has "not sufficiently" dealt in good faith with the Chinese on trade matters, saying "the U.S. position keeps changing all the time so we don't know exactly what the U.S. would want as priorities".More news: Kurt Busch clams NASCAR officials after 'two missed calls' in overtime
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"I think China meddled also".
Asked if Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 elections, which is being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Trump said: "They- they meddled".
Cui replied: "You tell me". "I was very disappointed".
Discussing Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, Trump took credit for getting his nomination through the Senate around Christine Blasey Ford's allegations that the judge tried to sexually assault her when they were in high school. "Had I not made that speech, we would not have won". "I'm saying Russian Federation, but I'm also saying China". Ford was "treated with great respect" including by him, Trump said.
"How will you know when China is ready to negotiate again?"
Last week, The Wall Street Journal cited officials from both countries as saying that the White House was proceeding with plans for Trump and Xi to meet at the G20 summit, but US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday said no final decision had been made. What I can say is this: "There are consequences from coming into a country, namely our country, illegally".