White House backtracks after Trump said he had ‘second thoughts’ about escalating the China trade war, saying he regrets ‘not raising the tariffs higher’

  • Trump told reporters at a Sunday morning breakfast with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Biarritz, France, that he has ‘second thoughts about everything,’ including his recent escalation of the US trade war with China.
  • His soundbite apparently contradicted his administration’s official stance on the increased tariffs placed on China, because White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said just hours later that Trump’s statement had been “greatly misinterpreted,” despite not leaving much room for misinterpretation.

Source: White House backtracks after Trump said he had ‘second thoughts’ about escalating the China trade war, saying he regrets ‘not raising the tariffs higher’

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