● The White House said President Trump’s earlier suggestion that he regretted escalating the trade war with China was “misinterpreted” and that what he regrets is not raising tariffs higher.
●Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe announced that they have reached an agreement in principle on a trade deal covering agriculture, technology and other issues. No details were provided.
●Trump said it is “certainly possible” he will invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to next year’s Group of Seven meeting in the United States, a move that would almost certainly be opposed by allies.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Trump that if the world’s economy crashes and burns it will be because of Trump’s Tariff Wars.
The two leaders met for breakfast but beforehand, Johnson told Trump “that his trade war was ‘not the way to proceed,’ and risked pushing the global economy into a downturn. I want to see a dialing down of tensions and I want to see tariffs come off. “