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US tariffs on Chinese goods could remain in place for a “substantial period” even beyond reaching of a trade deal to ensure that Beijing complies with any trade agreement, President Trump warned on Wednesday, according to Reuters.  

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We’re talking about leaving [the tariffs]for a substantial period of time because we have to make sure that  China lives by the deal.

China has had “a lot of problems living by certain deals, and we have to make sure.

The deal is coming along nicely. The China trip was intended “to further the deal.”

We’re so far down, it’s got to be a great deal. If it’s not a great deal, you never catch up.