Trump defends China tariffs and claims ‘great patriot farmers’ will reap benefits

picture this – how high can he pile it on?

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  • Trump promises new deal with China can be reached soon
  • Chinese retaliation prompted huge stock market sell-off

Donald Trump continued to defend his trade war with China on Tuesday, claiming “great patriot farmers” in the US would benefit from tariff increases that triggered sell-offs in stock markets across the world.

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