Donald Trump dramatically increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal on Sunday by saying he would hike US tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods this week and target hundreds of billions more soon.
The move marked a major escalation in trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies and sent markets tumbling.
It also heralded a shift in tone from the US president, who had cited progress in talks as recently as Friday.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday night that China was considering cancelling this week’s trade talks in Washington in light of Mr Trump’s comments that took Chinese officials by surprise.
I think I’d call this “negotiating”.
Donald is stupid enough ti impose more tariffs, is ignorant enough to think that trade wars can be won. But throw a curve ball at one minute to midnight? That’s just rambunctious negotiating….