Trump did not want to negotiate a trade deal with China

US President Donald Trump has said he is not interested in negotiating a trade deal with China, which has “hit” the US with an “epidemic.”

He noted that the countries had concluded a “great trade agreement,” but “even before the ink has dried,” as China “hit the epidemic” in the United States, CBS reports.

Trump said that now “is not interested in negotiating with China about another agreement.”

In June, the White House announced the President’s intention to terminate the trade deal, but soon after, trump assured of its “complete safety,” calling on Beijing to continue to comply with the terms of the agreement.