The US President Donald Trump said in an interview with The New York Times late-Thursday, that he was very disappointed with China’s cooperative stance with North Korea.
Key Quotes via Reuters:
“I have been soft on China because the only thing more important to me than trade is war,”
“Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!”
“When I campaigned, I was very tough on China in terms of trade. They made — last year, we had a trade deficit with China of $350 billion, minimum. That doesn’t include the theft of intellectual property, O.K., which is another $300 billion.”
“If they’re helping me with North Korea, I can look at trade a little bit differently, at least for a period of time. And that’s what I’ve been doing. But when oil is going in, I‘m not happy about that.”