He said he understood discussions got into the “nitty-gritty” issues and that China’s vice premier “was directly involved in line-by-line negotiations over these issues, including agriculture.”
But Perdue noted the United States would not be “bought off” and that purchases themselves were not enough.
Later on Monday, Trump wrote in a tweet: “China Trade Deal (and more) in advanced stages. Relationship between our two Countries is very strong. I have therefore agreed to delay U.S. tariff hikes. Let’s see what happens?”