Trump denies Peter Navarro's remark on China trade dealChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 23, 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump has promptly denied a remark by an aide suggesting the U.S. has decided to terminate a trade agreement with China.
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Some media interpreted the comment as meaning the agreement would be scrapped.
But Trump immediately posted on Twitter, "The China Trade Deal is fully intact. Hopefully, they will continue to live up to the terms of the Agreement!"
Trump apparently fears a backlash from U.S. farmers, as the deal calls for China to bulk-purchase US agricultural products. Navarro later backtracked on his remark. Still, Trump's reaction shows he is eager to retain his support base, which includes farmers, as he seeks re-election in November. ■