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U.S. President Donald Trumpdresses a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak press briefing in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

May 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Monday said he is not in favor of the United States reopening negotiations with China on Phase 1 of a trade deal, which the two countries agreed on at the beginning of the year.

“No, not at all, not even a little bit,” Trump said at a press briefing on the coronavirus pandemic when asked if he would entertain the idea of reworking Phase 1, as some Chinesevisers have reportedly urged. “I’m not interested. We signed a deal. I’ve heard that too – they’d like to re-open the trade talks to make it a better deal for them.”

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Jeff Mason; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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