Pelosi says President Trump was right to challenge China’s abusive trade practices

OAN NewsroomUPDATED 8:43 AM PT — Wednesday, September 18, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she believes the president had to something about China. During an interview Tuesday, she claimed President Trump had to challenge China, although she is unsure about the steps he took towards holding the country accountable for its abusive trade practices.
This comes amid the escalating trade war as the president has imposed tariffs on billions of dollars in Chinese goods to which Beijing has retaliated with levies on U.S. products. Pelosi suggested the president should not have addressed its practices in a way that could open the American agriculture industry and other businesses to risk.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a closed-door meeting with the House Democratic Caucus, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
“They cannot continue to violate our trade relationship, I think the president had to do something about it,” she stated. “I’m not sure he went the right way — I think we should have done it multilaterally with the EU and the rest.”
Earlier this week, the president said there could soon be a deal with Beijing. The two countries are expected to hold talks this week ahead of higher level discussions in October.

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