Trump on China: ‘We could cut off the whole relationship’

China has withhold information about the virus

President Trump made one of his strongest comments yet in dealing with China in the wake of the communist country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. “There are many things we could do,” Trump told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo Thursday. “We could cut off the whole relationship.” The Trump administration has been mulling avenues to possibly punish or seek financial compensation from China for what it sees as withholding information about the virus.

The president, appearing exclusively on “Mornings with Maria,” raised the impact of ending relations. “Now, if you did, what would happen?,” asked Trump. “You’d save $500 billion if you cut off the whole relationship.” However, Trump and his team used other tactics to demonstrate displeasure with China’s actions. On Monday, the administration cut investment ties between U.S. federal retirement funds and Chinese equities.

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