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Trump Regrets Not Taxing China More, White House Says

28 days ago   |   By Fortune

Pushed to end a trade war with China, President Donald Trump instead upped his pressure on Beijing, saying through a spokeswoman Sunday that his only regret in hiking tariffs is that he didn't raise them higher.
Just hours earlier, Trump had admitted to having “second thoughts” over a trade dispute that has weighed down the global economy, a top agenda item at a summit in France of the world's wealthiest economies.
Trump faced a tense reception from his counterparts as they gathered at the annual Group of Seven summit.
Trump suggested during a breakfast meeting with British Prime Minister...
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White House backtracks after Trump said he had 'second thoughts' about escalating the China trade war, saying he regrets 'not raising the tariffs higher'

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

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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.
Rather, Grisham said in a statement , "President Trump responded in the...
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Trump regrets not raising tariffs on China higher, White House says

28 days ago   |   By Reuters

When President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had second thoughts about escalating the trade war with China, he meant that he wished he had raised tariffs on Beijing even higher, the White House said.
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White House Contradicts Trump After President Says He Has 'Second Thoughts' About China Tariffs

28 days ago   |   By Newsweek

The President told reporters he had second thoughts about imposing tariffs on China; as always, the White House swooped in to interpret the remarks.
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White House says Trump regrets not raising tariffs on China higher

28 days ago   |   By CNBC

Hours after President Trump said Sunday he had "second thoughts" about escalating the trade war with China, the White House sought to explain his remark because it was "greatly misinterpreted."
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