.
.
.
.

Trump so ‘miffed’ with China over coronavirus: WH adviser

Published: Updated:

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is so “miffed” with Beijing over the novel coronavirus and other matters that the US-China trade deal is not as important to him as it once was.

Speaking on Fox News Channel, Kudlow also called Beijing’s actions in Hong Kong very disturbing.

He said the US-China “Phase 1” trade deal reached in January was intact for the moment, but that the Trump administration was watching to see whether Beijing meets the commitments it made.

Losing patience after Hong Kong did not adopt national security legislation on its own, China announced on Thursday that it would directly enact laws to tackle secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in the city.

Delegates wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus leave after the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 21, 2020. (AP)
Delegates wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus leave after the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 21, 2020. (AP)

“I think China is making a big mistake, frankly,” Kudlow told Fox Business Network in a subsequent interview.

He said the Trump administration would welcome back any American company in Hong Kong or on the Chinese mainland that wanted to return to the US. “We will do what we can for full expensing and pay the cost of moving if they return their supply chains and their production to the United States,” Kudlow said.

Read more:

US to have coronavirus vaccine by end of the year: Trump

WHO rejects Trump’s ‘China-centric’ criticism

Trump warns China of ‘consequences’ if it was ‘knowingly responsible’ for coronavirus

Top Content Trending