January 4, 2019 / 8:07 PM / 10 months ago

China's economic woes put U.S. in strong position in trade talks - Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States could reap some benefits in trade talks with China from that country’s current economic weakness.

“I will tell you China’s not doing well now and it puts us in a very strong position. We are doing very well,” Trump said in remarks at the White House’s rose garden. “I think we will make a deal with China. I really think they want to. I think they sort of have to.”

A warning by Apple of weaker than expected iPhone sales in China has underlined concerns about the Chinese economy.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Susan Thomas

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