President Trump Declares The ‘Phase One’ Of Trade Deal With China Is ‘Fully Intact’



Scott Horsley | NPR

President Trump declared that the trade deal with China is still on, despite growing friction between the two countries. China has increased purchases of U.S. goods but is still short of its promises


President Trump declared on Twitter this week that his Phase 1 trade deal with China is, quote, “fully intact” despite friction between the two countries over the coronavirus. Trump says he hopes China lives up to its promise to buy more American goods. China has been buying more pork from the U.S. But so far, the country’s purchases of other products are well below the target set in the trade deal. That could become a political liability for the president, as NPR’s Scott Horsley reports.

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