President Trump said Friday that brokering a trade deal with China is unlikely due to its botched handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I don’t think about it now,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One.
“The relationship with China has been severely damaged,” he said. “They could have stopped the plague, they could have stopped it, they didn’t stop it. They stopped it from going into the remaining portions of China from Wuhan province. They could have stopped the plague, they didn’t.”
When a reporter pressed Trump on whether there would be a new trade deal, Trump said, “Honestly, I have many other things in mind.”