CHINA/TARIFFS/TECHNOLOGY/UK: “No administration has been tougher on China than this administration. We imposed historic tariffs. We stood up to China’s intellectual property theft, at a level that nobody has ever come close. We confronted untrustworthy Chinese technology and telecom providers. We convinced many countries — many countries — and I did this myself, for the most part — not to use Huawei because we think it’s an unsafe security risk. It’s a big security risk. I talked many countries out of using it. If they want to do business with us, they can’t use it.
Just today, I believe that UK announced that they’re not going to be using it.”
-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump in Press Conference,” whitehouse.gov, July 14, 2020