Top economic advisers reportedly warned Trump over tariffs before China trade truce

“It is said that Trump even called in trade hawk Peter Navarro when he was briefed about tariffs and the economic situation mid-way through the meeting: “Where’s Peter?”” reports The meeting was said to have happened two days before trade talks between senior US and Chinese officials in Washington. The report says that Trump’s top economic advisers warned him that continued escalation of trade tensions could imperil the economy and hurt his chances of reelection, according to people familiar with the meeting that took place.

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