President Trump has repeated his support for trade tariffs, saying his team was still working to see if the "REAL deal" with China was feasible, but reiterating that tariffs "will always be the best way to max out our economic power."
"President Xi and I want this deal to happen, and it probably will. But if not remember, I am a Tariff Man." Trump said on Twitter on December 4th..
He added that negotiations have just begun, and will end in 90 days, "unless extended," indicating flexibility on any deadline.
The US president met his Chinese counterpart last Saturday, December 1st, where the two sides agreed a 90-day truce in their trade conflict.