"WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said Wednesday he has offered Chinese President Xi Jinping a more favorable trade deal for Beijing in exchange for his help on confronting the threat of North Korea.
Mr. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Wall Street Journal, said he would accept, for instance, a trade deal with China that does less to address trade deficits.
“I told him, I said, ‘You know we’re not going to let that [current trade deficit] go ahead,’ ” Mr. Trump said of his meeting last week with Mr. Xi. He added he told Mr. Xi: “ ‘But you want to make a great deal? Solve the problem in North Korea.’ That’s worth having deficits. And that’s worth having not as good a trade deal as I would normally be able to make.”"
Not sure how this flies w/ the "America First!" crowd, but I like this deal. And clearly China was ready to deal (what we don't know is how much they used our annoyance of NK against us to get a good financial deal).
In any event, it's good for us, good for China, bad for NK, probably bad for domestic manufacturing (but that was dead anyway).