China Denies Trump’s Claim They Called To Make Deal

NBC News reports:

President Donald Trump said U.S. and Chinese officials spoke Sunday and he is optimistic China wants to make a deal after the trade war between the two countries escalated in recent days. “They want to make a deal,” Trump told reporters Monday. “That’s a great thing.”

Speaking to reporters, Trump heaped praise on Chinese President Xi Jinping calling him a “great leader” and said China wants “to do something very, very badly.” He said the calls were at the “highest levels.”

When asked about the phone calls, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang [photo] said, “I haven’t heard about this.”