WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’ll work “as fast as possible” to eliminate sizable trade deficits with U.S. trading partners.
Trump said Wednesday that a key goal of his just-concluded Asia trip was to insist on fair and reciprocal trade. He says it’s “unacceptable” that the U.S. trade deficit with other nations stands at about $800 billion a year.
Trump says, “We are going to start whittling that down as fast as possible.” He did not say how he planned to achieve that goal.
Trump is recapping what he says are the successes of his nearly two-week trip to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.