President Trump: China Has Taken a “Hard Hit” Due to Tariffs

Moving Forward with China 082719

President Trump saying China has taken a "hard hit" in recent months. He continues to say he believes Chinese leaders are sincere about wanting to reach a trade deal.

This comes after China announced retaliatory tariffs last week. The President fired back with additional tariffs and ordered American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there.

He announced Monday that Chinese officials called overnight, ready to make a trade deal.

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman in Beijing could not confirm if those phone calls had taken place.