President Donald Trump is defending his approach to China and trade. In a White House briefing, Trump said he is willing to risk a short-term recession due to a trade war. “China has been ripping this country off for 25 years, for longer than that,” said Trump. “It’s about time whether it is good for our country or bad for our country short-term, long-term it is imperative that someone does this.” Trump said trade deals with China have been one-sided and issues like intellectual property rights need to be addressed.
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