“The president was asked if he had ‘any second thought on escalating the trade war with China.” His answer has been greatly misinterpreted. President Trump responded in the affirmative — because he regrets not raising the tariffs higher,” Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said…

During a morning breakfast with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a reporter asked Trump if he had any “second thoughts” regarding his escalating trade war with China. Trump responded “yeah, sure. Why not.”

“Might as well,” he said. “Might as well. I have second thoughts about everything.”

Trump then claimed talks were going well with China and that he planned to back away from some of his recent threats, such as seeking to force companies to leave China.