Donald Trump says US and China could decouple, if ‘they don’t treat us right’

Donald Trump says US and China could decouple, if ‘they don’t treat us right’

  • America ‘doesn’t have to do business’ with China, president says in an interview with Fox News
  • Comments come as senior officials wait to review the phase one trade deal signed in January

US President Donald Trump says America would decouple from China if “they don’t treat us right”, as a planned review of the phase one trade deal the two sides agreed in January remains on hold.

In a short excerpt from an interview with Fox News set to air on Sunday, Trump said the US was not obliged to do business with China.

“Would you ever just decouple, not do business with China? Because, you know, we don’t have to,” he said.