Trump says China is ‘letting us down’ by not buying US agricultural products

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China is not purchasing U.S. crops as the world’s two largest economies scramble to end their trade war, President Donald Trump said Thursday.

The president tweeted that Beijing “is letting us down” as it has not bought American agricultural products “that they said they would.” The development could bode poorly for efforts to reach a trade agreement, as U.S. officials have said they expect China to purchase crops as part of ongoing talks.

“Hopefully they will start soon!” Trump said.

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