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Trump says he may wait to finish Phase 2 China trade deal until after November

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said his administration will start negotiating the Phase 2 U.S.-China trade agreement soon but that he might wait to complete any agreement until after November’s U.S. presidential election.

“We’ll start negotiating right away Phase Two. It’ll take a little time,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “I think I might want to wait to finish it till after the election because by doing that I think we can actually make a little bit better deal, maybe a lot better deal.”

Reporting by Alexandra Alper and Doina Chiacu; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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