8/20/2019, 9:18 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump: Someone had to take China on

United States President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that "someone had to take on China." Speaking alongside Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Trump was adamant that previous presidents should have tackled the issue, "but nobody did it." "I"m happy to do it because it had to be done," he told reporters, adding that economists had warned him to give up on China.

"Whether it's good for our country or bad for our country short-term is irrelevant, we have to solve the problem with China," he underscored. Asked whether the increasing might of the Chinese military worries him, Trump replied: "Nothing keeps me up at night."

Trump also touched on the issue of gun reform, telling reporters there have been "meaningful" discussions with Democrats.

Breaking the News / JC