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Trump threatens China with further $300 billion of tariffs

Trump threatens China with further $300 billion of tariffs
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he departs Shannon Airport on route to Caen, France, to commemeorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Shannon, Ireland, June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria -
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SHANNON, Ireland (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to hit China with “at least” another $300 billion (£236.5 billion) of tariffs but said he thought both China and Mexico wanted to make deals in their trade disputes with the United States.

“Our talks with China, a lot of interesting things are happening. We’ll see what happens… I could go up another at least $300 billion and I’ll do that at the right time,” Trump told reporters on Thursday, without specifying which goods could be impacted.

“But I think China wants to make a deal and I think Mexico wants to make a deal badly,” said Trump before boarding Air Force One at the Irish airport of Shannon on his way to France for a D-Day commemoration.

(Reporting by Steve Holland, writing by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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