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Damian Paletta is White House economic policy reporter for The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, he covered the White House for the Wall Street Journal.
There is no indication that world leaders have reached an agreement on dealing with climate change, the world economy or Iran.
The president said there was progress with Beijing. Japan raised questions about the status of a new deal.
The president said there was progress with Beijing, while Japan raised questions about the status of a new deal.
In just one of the day’s confounding moments, President Trump expressed regret over the spiraling trade spat with China before the White House said he really wished he raised tariffs higher.
Agriculture will be a key element, Trump said. It was unclear whether any auto tariffs were in play.
The president comes bearing more complaints than guidance for global powers facing challenges including climate change and a looming global recession.
The president said in a tweet that he would pass a “major" middle-class tax cut, the latest in a string of varying tax pledges that he has made in the past week.
European Council President Donald Tusk’s comments came one day after Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping dramatically escalated a fierce trade war between the two countries.
Faced with internal warnings about a slowdown, President Trump pursued chaotic, contradictory responses.
Escalating trade tensions coincide with a new era of hostility between the Trump administration and some of America’s closest allies.