Air Force One landed at Miami International Airport at 12:01 pm. POTUS came to the press cabin soon after takeoff for a 25-minute discussion off the record.
At one point, the president talked about China and, at the pool’s request, he agreed for his comments to be on the record.
Q: Any possibility for a phase 2 trade deal, is that on the table?
Trump: “I don’t think about it now…The relationship with China has been severely damaged. They could have stopped the plague, they could have stopped it, they didn’t stop it. They stopped it from going into the remaining portions of China from Wuhan province. They could have stopped the plague, they didn’t.
Q: So no phase 2?
Trump: “Honestly, I have many other things in mind”.