US President Donald Trump speaking to reporters at the White House on Saturday. A number of his assertions about a trade deal with China are not measuring up to the hype. Photo: AFP

Despite the hype, Donald Trump’s trade claims fail to pass a fact check

  • Assertions of a ‘big leap forward’ are based on few details and little confirmation from China
  • Tariffs are a tax, not a membership fee to trade in US economy as Trump seems to claim
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump speaking to reporters at the White House on Saturday. A number of his assertions about a trade deal with China are not measuring up to the hype. Photo: AFP
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