US top economic adviser Kudlow says trade war will hurt China more than US, warns of consequences if Xi spurns Trump

White House economic director Larry Kudlow said that Americans could avoid tariffs by choosing to buy from countries other than China.
White House economic director Larry Kudlow said that Americans could avoid tariffs by choosing to buy from countries other than China.PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON - The trade war would hurt China more than the United States and would have a small impact on American consumers, said White House economic director Larry Kudlow in a counter to trade experts on Thursday (June 13).

The US is also waiting to hear from China on whether President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping will meet at the Group of 20 summit in two weeks, he said.

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