President Trump appeared to express regret Sunday about the United States' escalating trade war with China, the Washington Post reports. But he told gathered reporters, "it has to happen."
Why it matters: This is the first time he has indicated any regret that his trade war with China had spiraled into an international crisis, as WashPost notes.
Driving the news: Trump said Friday he would raise tariffs against China, hours after the Chinese government announced hours it would levy retaliatory duties on earlier U.S. action. China has since vowed to continue fighting the trade war "until the end."
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