The latest in trade wars from the Trump administration to Obamacare and North Korea.
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The White House press secretary did not directly answer when asked by CNN whether Trump’s trade war with China and Mexico is going well.
Trump’s trade policy was a major focus of the campaign and his administration has been at war with the Asian giants for years.
But the president’s trade agenda has now turned into a trade war, with the latest round of battles between China and Japan over the South China Sea and North Korean threats of nuclear strikes against the United States.
In his interview with CNN, Spicer said Trump’s administration has not yet decided whether to pursue unilateral action against China or North Korea, and that the Trump team will look at the pros and cons of those two approaches.
“We will take our time on that.
We’re not going to announce that at this point, and it is a negotiation, and so we’re not gonna be rushing in and just slapping some sanctions on everybody,” Spicer said.
“We’re not just going to put a whole bunch of tariffs on anybody.
We’ll take a look at all the options and we’ll have a discussion with the Chinese and North Koreans.
We don’t have a choice.
And it’s a very complex thing.
And we will have that discussion.”
Asked whether the Trump-Trump transition team is considering the possibility of initiating unilateral action, Spicer was emphatic.
“I would say that we are looking at the options.
We are actively looking at those options.
And the President is very much focused on making sure that our economic growth is strong and that we’re getting the right people into the job and that our trade policy is right,” Spicer told CNN.
Spicer also said that the administration is “very, very focused” on creating jobs and economic growth.
“There’s nothing more important to us than the future of this country than making sure our economy grows and is strong, and the President has said that, that this administration is going to be focused on that, and making sure we have jobs, and economic expansion, and jobs,” he said.
China and North Carolina were the most recent battlegrounds for Trump to attack the Asian powers.
On Thursday, North Korea threatened to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against the U.S. if Trump did not cancel his trip to the region.
The U.N. Security Council has been discussing a resolution that would allow the United Nations to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism.
But China and Russia were the only countries on the council to vote in favor of a resolution against North Korea that was not vetoed by Trump.
Spicer told reporters that the U,S.
and China are “working very closely” to prevent North Korea from acquiring nuclear weapons.
On Friday, Trump held a meeting with President Xi Jinping of China.
“The President and I spoke for about 20 minutes.
We had a very cordial conversation,” Spicer confirmed to reporters.
“And the President expressed a willingness to engage with China on some of the economic issues, and I think he did express a willingness, as well, to engage on some other things that I believe are really important to both countries.”
“I think the President had a chance to get to know Xi more,” Spicer continued.
“But again, we are in a very difficult time right now, and we’re all in it together.
We have to find a way to be able to help this country and the world move forward, and make sure that we don’t lose the American people.”