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President Donald Trump once again changed his tone with regard to China and said that Beijing wants to negotiate a trade agreement on Monday at the G7 summit in France.
We are here Trump says China wants to do "something very, very bad".
Trump said US and Chinese officials spoke on Sunday and he is optimistic that China wants to make a deal last week after the escalated trade war between the two countries.
"They want to make a deal," Trump told reporters on Monday at the G-7 summit. "That's a great thing."
His comments signaled a change in tone toward Beijing. Trump called Chinese President Xi Jinping a "big leader" on Monday after calling him a "tug" of the United States in a tweet on Friday in a new bargaining round last week ̵
All eyes will be on the financial markets today. US stock futures indicated a Monday morning recovery, with Dow futures rising more than 100 points.
Trump said Macron had obtained his approval for the Iranian minister's visit to G-7.
In another diplomatic conflict, Trump denied being surprised by an Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's presence at the World Leaders Meeting in Biarritz, France.
The White House advisers said Sunday they were blind to the unexpected visitor and some were furious with the move of the French.
President said he was not surprised because French President Emmanuel Macron had obtained his consent in advance.
"He asked me," Trump told reporters Monday. "I do not think that's disrespectful at all."
In the meantime, Trump also said his Miami resort is a "great place" for next year's G-7 to be held in the US.
"We have not found anything that could compete with him," said the president of the Trump National Doral Resort.
Tropical Storm Dorian could be a hurricane when it reaches Puerto Rico.
Tropical Storm Dorian is in operation a route that could make it rip-off into Puerto Rico by mid-week as a hurricane.
Predictors emphasized that the storm's path could shift noticeably, but the late Sunday afternoon forecasts suggested that Dorian would belong to the Caribbean Category 1 hurricane until Wednesday.
The US territory is in crisis for almost two years after Hurricane Maria killed nearly 3,000 people in September 2017.
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