REPORT: Lighthizer says Trump announcing soybean deal with Chinese was a ‘surprise’

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Robert Lighthizer, the United States Trade Representative who is leading high-level negotiations with China, acknowledged Thursday that President Trump’s announcement on Chinese purchases of U.S. soybeans was a “surprise.”

Trump had told reporters in the Oval Office a short time before that China agreed to purchase 5 million tons of soybeans from the U.S., adding “that’s going to make our farmers very happy. That’s a lot of soybeans,” according to pool reports.

The article goes on to state the following:

Speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Lighthizer said this “was a surprise announcement in the sense that I didn’t know about it until a very short time before.”

High level trade talks between the U.S. and China were in their second day Thursday. Trump claimed there was a “good chance” of a deal being reached between the two sides.

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