(WASHINGTON TIMES) – President Trump said Thursday he is slapping a 10 percent tariff on $300 billion in Chinese imports as of Sept. 1, saying President Xi Jinping failed to fulfill key promises.
Mr. Trump said the levy is on top of the heftier tariffs affecting more than $250 billion in imports.
In a series of tweets, the president said Mr. Jinping has failed to block shipments of fentanyl to the U.S, as he's promised, and hasn't purchased U.S. farm products.
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Mr. Trump had touted both pledges as signs of incremental progress when they occurred, though now he says he's disappointed with Mr. Xi.