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Trump claims ‘I am the chosen one’ to take on trade war

US President Donald Trump said that he was “the chosen one” to tackle trade imbalances with China, even though Congressional scientists had advised that US financial performance would be reduced to 0.3 per cent by 2020.

Trump informed journalists that if he had not fought a trade war with China, his lives would be much more comfortable.

But he supported his behaviour and though it remained feasible to conclude a trade agreement between the world’s largest economies.

“I’m the one I have selected… so, I’m bringing China on the trade. I’m carrying China on the deal. And you understand what?

For a second successive day, Trump admitted that the trade war with China could damage the US economy, though he maintains that a recession is not on the horizon.

Wednesday’s non-party Congressional Budget Office (CBO) became the new independent body to caution about the effects of the customs tariffs enforced by Trump on China and many other nations.

The CBO has stated that since January 2018, modifications in US and foreign trade measures will cut the US gross domestic product inflation-adjusted by 0.3 per cent compared to 2020.

The International Monetary Fund said that taxation could reduce worldwide financial production by as much as 0.5% by 2020.

CBO said the taxes boost national rates, reduce the buying capacity of customers, and increase the price of corporate expenditure. Real U.S. family revenues were also anticipated to decrease by 0.4%, he said.

Trump informed journalists Tuesday that, although it had done short-term damage to the US industry, he had to face China over trade because Beijing has been trampling Washington for centuries.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry seemed to play down the remarks by highlighting the need for dialogue to solve disagreements in commercial matters, but vowed to retaliate if Washington carried out a weapons selling of 8 billion dollars to Taiwan.

Speaker Geng Shuang, Chinese Foreign Minister, stressed that penalties were imposed on U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, stating such purchases represent a severe conflict with China’s inner relations and an infringement of Chinese autonomy.

Washington officially announced Tuesday that 66 Lockheed MartinF-16 combat jets could be sold to Taiwan.

The tariff proposals of Trump have rocked worldwide markets and unnerved shareholders, as the trade conflict between the top two world economies extends beyond the middle of its second year.

There was growing concern that the trade conflict could cause a feasible US depression last week and the government authorities seemed to be on the verge of seeing whether the country would stand by the November 2020 parliamentary campaign.

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