Trump said in a tweet on Thursday that there would be no friendly solution to the North Korean problem if trade between China and the isolated country continued.
Caught RED HANDED - very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea.
There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!
- Donald J.
Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2017
The United Nations Security Council has imposed new sanctions on trade with North Korea, including cutting oil shipments to 500,000 barrels a year.
China's customs authority has said it has suspended oil exports to North Korea in compliance with international sanctions imposed on the isolated country over its nuclear tests.
Earlier in the day, China said it had not breached UN sanctions imposed on the sale of oil through Chinese ships to North Korea following reports by South Korean media about the illegal access to oil from Beijing.
On the other hand, the President of the United States in another tweet that retail sales hit a record, saying that the economy is improving better than anyone imagines, and that no one has seen anything yet.
Retail sales are at record numbers.
We've got the economy going better than anyone ever dreamt - and you have not seen anything yet!
- Donald J.