US Pres. Trump: Very good chance that a deal can be made

Following his meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu, President Trump told reporters that there was a very good chance that a deal could be made.

Key quotes (via Reuters)

  • He and China’s Xi will ultimately make the biggest decisions on trade.
  • We expect to have a meeting in the not too distant future.
  • He and Xi will perhaps work out the final points and perhaps not.
  • U.S. and China are having very good talks on trade.
  • If there is a deal, tariffs will not have to go up.
  • We are doing well for farmers, it will be the biggest farm deal ever made.
  • The relationship has been good, but who knows whether a deal will be made.
  • Will discuss final terms with Xi.
  • The round of negotiations has been extended because of the progress being made.
  • If he sees progress being made, it would not be inappropriate to extend the March 1 deadline and he would be inclined to do that.
  • Any extension of trade deadline would not have to be long.
  • We may or may not include Huawei and Zte in the deal with China.
  • We have a deal with China on currency manipulation.

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