Trump Says China Trade Deal Will Be Signed Somewhere in US

November 4, 2019by Jennifer Jacobs
President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House as he arrives to the White House after a trip to New York on November 3, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA)

WASHINGTON — The “Phase One” trade deal with China, once completed, will be signed somewhere in the U.S., President Donald Trump told reporters on Sunday at the White House.

Trump had previously suggested Iowa, the largest U.S. corn and hog producing state, as a natural setting for the trade agreement to be formalized.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Sunday in Bangkok that Alaska and Hawaii, as well as locations in China, were all possible locations for Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign the deal.

The leaders had been expected to meet at this month’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Chile, but that event has been canceled due to unrest in the country.

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