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    MINSK (Sputnik) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Sunday that US President Donald Trump would gain more for the United States if he gave up his sharp language.

    "I think if Trump abandons now this harsh rhetoric and his behavior, he would have much more to win for the United States," the president told the Belarus 1 broadcaster in an interview.

    Lukashenko added that, naturally, many issues were hidden from the public, but "to wage wars against the whole world, including trade, [was] not the right way."

    READ MORE: Trump Extends State of Emergency for Belarus

    Since taking office in 2017, Trump has been pursuing a hard-line approach on a number of international issues, including migration, Iran nuclear deal, NATO budget contributions and trade. The president repeatedly claimed that other states had been taking advantage of the United States and pledged to change such practices.

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