President Donald Trump said his administration is “doing very well” on making a trade deal with China ahead of a fast-approaching deadline, and didn’t rule out another government shutdown or other action to get funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
“I don’t take anything off the table. I don’t like to take things off the table,” Trump said in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that will air on Sunday.
The wide-ranging interview was conducted on Friday. Trump’s comments came days before the annual State of the Union address to Congress, set for Tuesday night.
Trump also said he doesn’t think Secretary of State Michael Pompeo plans to leave his administration to run for the Senate from Kansas, as has been rumored recently. “He tells me he wouldn’t want to leave,” he said. “I asked him the question the other day, he says he’s absolutely not leaving. I don’t think he’d do that.”
The president said the date of his next summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un would be announced shortly. “I think North Korea wants to make a deal,” he said.
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