US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg

Steven Mnuchin wanted to warn China of new tariffs, but Donald Trump said no

  • During tense meeting at White House, president concluded that US officials had come away with nothing at Shanghai trade talks
  • Trump sent tweets announcing new 10 per cent levy on US$300 billion in Chinese goods while Mnuchin and Lighthizer were still in Oval Office
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg
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