Trump claimed earlier this month that after the latest round of trade talks between the two countries, "China felt they were being beaten so badly in the recent negotiation that they may as well wait around for the next election", urging Beijing to strike a quick trade deal.
China is DREAMING that Sleepy Joe Biden, or any of the others, gets elected in 2020. They LOVE ripping off America!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 12 мая 2019 г.
The latest round of US-China trade negotiations ended this week in Washington DC, failing to produce any results. At the same time, the White House introduced a new set of tariffs on 200$ Billion worth of Chinese goods. Beijing has already vowed to retaliate against Washington's move.
Washington and Beijing have been trying to overcome disagreements that emerged in the wake of Trump’s decision last June to impose 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods in a bid to fix the US-Chinese trade deficit. Since then, the sides have exchanged several rounds of trade duties.
Biden earlier accused Trump of breaking the US political system, stressing that the system "is being undermined by our president to continue to abuse the power of the office".
Trump has welcomed Biden's 2020 presidential bid in a controversial Twitter post, dubbing former Vice President "Sleepy Joe".