President Donald Trump proposed on Thursday that his government's blacklist for Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei could become a bargaining chip in trade negotiations with China
] After Trump had warned that "Huawei is something very dangerous from a security and military point of view," he said nonetheless, "It is possible that Huawei may be included in a trade deal. When we make a deal, I can imagine Huawei being involved in some form or as part of a trade deal.
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The President expressed himself at a spontaneous press conference after a White House event with a farmer groups on trade aid.
The Commerce Department has put Huawei on a trade blacklist last week, a potential one detrimental impact as the company relies on US suppliers for many components of the phones it sells worldwide A 90-day reprieve to continue doing business with the company.
Trump followed a similar course last year another Chinese telecommunications company, ZTE.
In the midst of trade negotiations with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump the Department of Commerce publicly called for another way to punish ZTE, which was banned from the United States for seven years was because he opposed the sanctions against Iran and North Korea had violated ea.
Commerce later allo wed ZTE continues to conduct business in the US in exchange for paying a $ 1 billion fine and shaking up its management. Sign up for POLITICO Playbook and receive the latest news every morning – in your inbox.