SAINT-JEAN-DE-LUZ, France – President Donald Trump said Sunday that he could declare the escalating US-China trade war a national emergency if he wants.
"In many ways, this is an emergency." Trump told the G7 leaders' meeting about the ongoing trade battle between the two best economies in the world.
"I could declare a national emergency, I think when they steal and take out intellectual property theft anywhere from $ 300 billion to $ 500 billion a year and when we have a lot of losses of almost a trillion dollars a year for many years, "Trump said, adding that there was currently no plan to call for a national emergency.
" In fact, we are in good agreement with China. I think they want to make a big deal more than I do. I get a lot of money from tariffs that go into the billions. We have never received 1
Trump's comments came when he met with British Prime Minister Ister Boris Johnson to launch a group of 7 meetings in the French offshore city of Biarritz.
Dimming the G7 gathering, which represents the world's largest industrial economies are tariffs "validity" between Washington and Beijing.  US President Donald Trump attends a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the G7 Summit on August 25, 2019 in Biarritz, France.
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