White House: Trump Wishes He’d Boosted China Tariffs Higher

Posted on August 25, 2019 7:32 am

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday he had “second thoughts” about escalating his reciprocal tariff war with China, but the White House quickly clarified that he meant that was because he did not raise the taxes even more than he did.

Last week, before heading to France for the Group of 7 summit of the leaders of some of the world’s leading economies, Trump boosted tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese products shipped to the United States after Beijing said it would raise tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. exports to China, which itself was in retaliation to an