BREAKING NEWS
This content is not available in your region

Trump laments military spending by U.S., China and Russia; floats potential deal

Trump laments military spending by U.S., China and Russia; floats potential deal
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with China's Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   -   Copyright  JONATHAN ERNST(Reuters)
Text size Aa Aa

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday lamented the amount of money that the United States, China and Russia spend on weapons production, including nuclear weapons, and suggested that such money could be better spent elsewhere.

Trump, during a meeting with Chinese vice premier Liu He in the Oval Office, floated the idea of following up on a potential trade deal with China with a second phase deal that addressed the issue of military spending and arms production.

Asked by the president to weigh in on the suggestion, the vice premier said he thought it would be a good idea.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.