Amid the ongoing tariff-related disputes with many nations, President Trump on Wednesday urged his trade critics to “be cool.”
“When you have people snipping at your heels during a negotiation, it will only take longer to make a deal, and the deal will never be as good as it could have been with unity. Negotiations are going really well, be cool. The end result will be worth it!” Trump tweeted.
And in another tweet, he wrote: “China is targeting our farmers, who they know I love & respect, as a way of getting me to continue allowing them to take advantage of the U.S. They are being vicious in what will be their failed attempt. We were being nice – until now! China made $517 Billion on us last year.”
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Trump has long called for a change to the trade structure the U.S. has in place with its partners.
“Because of the fact that the United States’ leaders of the past didn’t do a good job on trade…it’s going to change,” Trump said at a recent press conference. “It’s not a question of ‘I hope it changes.’ It’s going to change, a hundred percent.”
“We’re like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing,” Trump added.