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AS New Delhi Officially Remains Mum , US President Says India Is Keen On Doing Business With America To Avoid Sanctions

AMIDST United States of America and China  locked in a virtual trade war, slapping additional import duties against each other’s products, US President Donald Trump  says  that India wants to have a trade deal with  his country because it does not want him to impose tariffs on their products. Trump   on Saturday made the  same statement again after his   Assistant  Trade Representative Mark Linscott returned from India  after  detailed discussion with senior Indian officials on bilateral trade and a possible trade deal between the two countries. Incidentally, outspoken Trump never loses  an opportunity to say India  imposing 100 per cent tariffs on American products.”We have a country, take India. Good relationship. They want to make a deal now because they don’t want me to do what I’m going to do, with I have to. So, they (Indians) call us. They didn’t want to make a deal with anybody else,” he said.Trump referred to India in the context of his repeated allegation that other countries have been taking advantage of  The  United  States..Trump said  recently that  New Delhi was for a trade deal with his country despite the US administration’s tough stance on the issue.”Take India. You talk about free trade. So, let’s say they (Indians) charge us 60 per cent tariff on a product. And for the same product when they send it in (America), we charge them nothing. So now I want to charge them 25 per cent or 20 or 10 or something,” Trump said.”What do you think? That’s not free trade. We don’t like it. I said, where are these people coming from? So, think of it. Where are they coming from? You have no idea how difficult it is. Where are they coming?” Trump said on Saturday recalling conversations he is having with Indian leaderds. We never even had people negotiate, they just do whatever they want,” Trump said as he went back to the India example.”Remember this? A lot of the people that are fighting me in what I’m doing have ownership of companies in these other countries. Remember that please. Remember that, or they’re represented by lobbies,” Trump said, as he lashed out at those who are opposing his America First trade policies. Nobody wants to talk about the jobs created and nobody wants to talk about all the money that’s flowing into the coffers of the US  post he was implementing  the  unique but  unpleasant policy angering several nations, he added.

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