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AFP | Donald Trump arrived in Buenos Aires late Thursday for the G20 meeting and crunch trade talks with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping

AFP | Donald Trump arrived in Buenos Aires late Thursday for the G20 meeting and crunch trade talks with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping

US President Donald Trump headed to Argentina Thursday for a fractious weekend of G20 summitry, cancelling planned talks with Russia's leader and boasting that his trade war with China was paying off.

Trump and Chinese Leader Xi Jinping will meet Saturday on the sidelines of a Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires. To nudge his preferred outcome, Cook has also played diplomat personally in lobbying US and Chinese officials to reach a trade resolution.

The most "auspicious realistic outcome" from the bilateral repast would be to freeze at their current 10 percent rate tariffs in place on $200 billion of Chinese goods, the strategists wrote in a report.

The Trump administration appears to be eyeing a system similar to the "voluntary restraint agreement" that the Reagan government imposed from April 1981 to limit the number of Japanese vehicles imported into the U.S. Dairy farmers have already begun selling off family businesses, while major companies such as Caterpillar, Whirlpool and Stanley Black & Decker have blamed increased import taxes for higher prices to consumers.

"We're in very good shape", Kudlow said.

"The U.S. saved General Motors, and this is the THANKS we get!" the president tweeted on Tuesday.

"He has the silent support, not so much public, of a lot of governments around the world who are also victims of Chinese trade practices", Burns said on " Closing Bell".

Among those potentially affected would be Apple products imported from China, including iPhones and laptops, according to a transcript of the interview with The Wall Street Journal's Bob Davis.

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In a pre-G20 report, the International Monetary Fund had said the auto tariffs, that are supposedly to be imposed by the United States on Europe and Japan, could cut three-fourths of a per cent off the global economy. But those efforts are often undermined by other Trump-ordered moves that are straight out of the "America first" playbook, experts and Democratic members say.

"Imposing a new round of tariffs would cause a shock that will reverberate across America and the globe".

"This objective is of particular significance for developing countries and emerging economies such as India, which is today the fastest growing large economy in the world", he said. There's little sign that the tariffs are correcting that, however, with China's monthly trade surplus rising to an unprecedented $34 billion in September. Some experts fear that could cost hundreds of thousands of American jobs and raise USA auto prices by roughly 10 percent.

He said the goods that would be affected represented only "a fraction of our economy" and that the US was in "better shape to weather this than the Chinese are". The US, Canada and Mexico are expected to sign the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement created to replace the current NAFTA trade deal.

Larry Kudlow, the top White House economic adviser, this week also told reporters that Trump needed Xi to offer more at his meeting for a breakthrough.

But American manufacturers that use steel, including automakers, have argued that the tariffs have made the cost of domestic production more expensive. A day earlier, Trump issued a vague threat to GM to preserve a key plant in the presidential bellwether state of OH, where the company has marked its Lordstown plant for closure. "And I would expect that to be the case again", said Matthew Goodman, who oversaw Asia-Pacific economic issues for the Obama White House.

"There are some ... things in there that I think Democrats can support", Ms O'Neil said. "And then the next day he was there at about 7:00 in the morning".

"I will tell you that I think China wants to make a deal, I'm hoping to make it a deal but, frankly, I like the deal we have right now".

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