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In interview Donald Trump threatens to decouple US economy from China

Trump entered into a high-stakes trade war with China before reaching a partial phase 1 trade deal in January

Donald Trump. (Bloomberg photo)
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Trump has since shut the door on Phase 2 negotiations, saying he was unhappy with Beijing's handling of the pandemic. (Bloomberg photo)

Jan Wolfe | Reuters Washington
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

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First Published: Aug 23 2020 | 10:50 AM IST

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