Trump warns China is ‘ripe’ for new tariffs and suggests Vietnam could be next

Trump also attacks Germany and Japan as he set off for the G20 summit in Osaka

President Donald Trump flew to the G20 summit on Wednesday sounding warnings that China was “ripe” for new tariffs and suggesting that Vietnam, which he called “the single worst abuser of everybody”, could be next.

Air Force One took off on a fiercely hot day from Washington and Trump seemed to promise heat of his own when he meets leaders of the G20 countries in Japan.

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