Breitbart News asked as president Trump spoke with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for a Kentucky rally.
"Speaking of which, if you get rid of Jeff Sessions, who would you replace him with?"
In the wide-ranging interview, the ambassador addressed a number of flash points between the countries, including the recent near collision of a USA naval destroyer with a Chinese ship in the South China Sea, where Beijing has militarized two contested man-made islands. -China relations. The ambassador dismissed as "groundless" Pence's assertion that China is interfering in USA elections, contending that China has "a very good track record" of not inserting itself in other countries' internal affairs. Late in the interview, Stahl asked Trump what had been "the biggest surprise" and what he had learned as President, a question unworthy of the occasion and of time that might have been spent fleshing out answers elsewhere.
Trump countered, saying that unlike his predecessor, he "gave Ukraine offensive weapons and tank killers" to help counter the Moscow-backed war in the country's east. Obama didn't. You know what he sent? "And I think, frankly, China.is a bigger problem", Trump said, while denying that he was trying to divert attention from Russian Federation. "They wouldn't be able to help me at all".
While the United States has now imposed $250 billion in tariffs, Trump last month threatened to impose even more tariffs if China retaliates against American farmers or other industries. But I don't know that it's man-made. "We will take part in the ceremony on the Champs Elysees", Putin's foreign-policy aide, Yury Ushakov, said on October 16.
Trump's July meeting with Putin in Helsinki failed to turn relations around, with the USA administration continuing to impose new sanctions against Russian Federation. In poisonings, he said "Probably he is, yeah". "I'm saying Russian Federation, but I'm also saying China", he said. "There's something really bad and disgusting about that", said Trump, echoing the sentiment of many left-leaning Americans.
"Don't count on it", Trump said in the edited clip.
Two earlier encounters between the presidents, he said, had made it "clear that such top-level communication played a key role, irreplaceable role in guiding the relationship forward".
Despite current tensions the two have a "good working relationship", he said.