Trump wants ‘no business at all’ with Huawei, blasts reports suggesting otherwise
Published time: 18 Aug, 2019 21:03 Edited time: 18 Aug, 2019 21:26
US President Donald Trump says he’s looking into stopping business with Chinese giant Huawei altogether, citing “national security threat.” It follows a report claiming Trump would grant Huawei a 90-day license extention.
Speaking to reporters after departing his golf club in Bedminster on Sunday, Trump dismissed media reports that his administration is going to allow the Chinese telecommunication company to buy supplies from US firms for yet another three months.
“It was reported today, I was surprised, that we are open to doing business [with Huawei], we actually open to not doing business with them, so I don’t know who gave the report,” Trump said.
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I don’t want to do business at all because it’s a national security threat
Trump says he’s going to make a decision tomorrow on Huawei. He pushes back against reports that his administration is expected to give the Chinese company another temporary reprieve. “At this moment, it looks much more like we’re not going to do business.”
— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) August 18, 2019