Trump asks China to ‘immediately remove all tariffs’ from U.S. farm products

President Trump on Friday posted a series of tweets on trade discussions with China.

“I have asked China to immediately remove all Tariffs on our agricultural products (including beef, pork, etc.) based on the fact that we are moving along nicely with Trade discussions and I did not increase their second traunch of Tariffs to 25% on March 1st,” Trump wrote.

“This is very important for our great farmers – and me!” Trump added.

The president has recently posted many tweets pertaining to the trade talks.

“I am pleased to report that the U.S. has made substantial progress in our trade talks with China on important structural issues including intellectual property protection, technology transfer, agriculture, services, currency, and many other issues,” Trump tweeted last month. “As a result of these very productive talks, I will be delaying the U.S. increase in tariffs now scheduled for March 1. Assuming both sides make additional progress, we will be planning a Summit for President Xi and myself, at Mar-a-Lago, to conclude an agreement.”

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U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the media during an official visit in Bern, Switzerland January 16, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during their meeting ahead of the G20 Summit at the West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou, China, September 3, 2016. REUTERS/How Hwee Young/Pool
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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan for dinner at the start of their summit at Trump?s Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before their meeting at at the Great Hall of the People on March 19, 2017 in Beijing, China. REUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY *** Local Caption *** Xi Jinping;Rex Tillerson
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China's President Xi Jinping claps during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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China's President Xi Jinping and China's Premier Li Keqiang arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Chinese President Xi Jinping and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach look at the Beijing 2008 medals during a visit at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and Swiss President Doris Leuthard (C) arrive at the seat of the Swiss federal parliament Bundeshaus in Bern, Switzerland January 15, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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