US President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives to speak during a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Monday. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump hopes to ride US-China trade deal to win re-election

  • As president prepares for phase one pact to take effect, he has shifted from beating up on China to boasting about how he took on the Asian superpower and won
  • Trump even spoke of trade war in the past tense, and bragged about sharp drop in US trade deficit with China
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives to speak during a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Monday. Photo: AFP
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