SAINT-JEAN-DE-LUZ, France – President Donald Trump on Sunday said he could declare the escalating US-China trade war a national emergency if he wished.
"In many ways, this is an emergency," Trump said at the G-7 leadership meeting for the ongoing trade dispute between the world's two best economies.
"I could explain a national emergency, I think when they steal and take and steal intellectual property anywhere from $ 300 billion to $ 500 billion a year and when we have lost a total of nearly a trillion dollars a year during many years, "Trump said, adding that he had no plan right now to demand a national emergency.
"We really seem very well with China right now, we're talking. I think they want to do a lot more than I do. I get a lot of money in the tariffs will get billions. We never got 1
Trump's comments come when he met with British Prime Minister Ister Boris Johnson, who is launching a group of 7 meetings in the French seaside town of Biarritz.
Customs G-7 collection, representing the world's most important industrial economies, is the look-for-tat duty between Washington and Beijing.  US President Donald Trump attends a bilateral meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson during the G7 Summit on August 25, 2019 in Biarritz, France.
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