President Donald Trump admitted Sunday he had “second thoughts” about escalating the trade fight with China, but reaffirmed his position that it was the right thing to do.
The exchange with reporters took place during a breakfast meeting with President Trump and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the G-7 summit of world leaders:
Q Mr. President, any second thoughts on escalating the trade war with China?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yeah, sure. Why not?
Q Second thoughts? Yes?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Might as well. Might as well.
Q You have second thoughts about escalating the war with China?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: I have second thoughts about everything”.