Trump says he's open to interim trade deal with China

Published: Sept 12, 2019 10:39 p.m. ET

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MikeMurphy

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President Donald Trump on Thursday said he'd be open to a smaller-scale, interim trade deal with China. Speaking to reporters outside the White House before departing for a speech in Baltimore, Trump said: "If we're going to do the deal, let's get it done. A lot of people are talking about it, I see a lot of analysts are saying an interim deal -- meaning we'll do pieces of it, the easy ones first. But there's no easy or hard. There's a deal or there's not a deal. But it's something we would consider, I guess." Earlier in the day, there had been reports that the Trump administration was considering an interim deal, but White House officials had denied them.