By own party people….
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) declared on Tuesday that China appeared to be “out-negotiating” the Trump administration, arguing that Beijing had secured concessions from the U.S. “without giving up anything meaningful in return.”
#China is out-negotiating the administration & winning the trade talks right now,” Rubio tweeted. “They have avoided tariffs & got a #ZTE deal without giving up anything meaningful in return by using N.Korea talks & agriculture issues as leverage. This is #NotWinning.”….
And Democrats, of course….
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says that China’s president “played” President Trump in recent bilateral trade talks where the countries reportedly agreed to an informal deal to lift sanctions from Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Sources familiar with the talks told the Journal that the deal, which is still being negotiated, would include the administration removing the current ban on U.S. companies selling phone components to ZTE.
“If these reports are true, the fines and board changes will do nothing to protect American national or economic security and are simply a diversion from the fact that we have lost,” Schumer said in a statement. “President Xi has played President Trump and Secretary Mnuchin.”….