Via Economic Policy Journal

The Bully-in-Chief is at it this morning.

President Donald Trump said this morning during a telephone interview that additional tariffs on Chinese goods will be levied if Chinese President Xi Jinping does not attend this month’s G-20 meeting in Osaka, Japan.

The president previously has threatened to put tariffs on another $300 billion in Chinese goods if an agreement is not reached soon.

When asked during the interview if that means the new tariffs would go into effect immediately, Trump told CNBC’s Becky Quick, “Yes, it would.”

The G-20 summit is scheduled for June 28-29.

Trump went on during the interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box ” to say he’d be surprised if Xi did not attend. Trump said he has “a great relationship” with Xi, adding that “he’s actually an incredible guy.”


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