[size=36]Trump calls on US companies to find alternative to China and Chamber of Commerce refuses[/size]
"Although we are frustrated by the president, we believe that continued and constructive communication is the right way forward," Miron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of international affairs at the US Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement.
"Time is of the essence and we don't want to see further deterioration in US-China relations," Brilliant urged both sides to reach a trade deal quickly.
Trump had ordered US companies to find a substitute for production in China and promised to respond in the afternoon to Beijing's new tariffs. "I will respond to Chinese tariffs this afternoon," he wrote in a string of tweets.
"By doing so, we order major American companies to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing their companies home to make their products in the United States," he said.
"We don't need China, frankly, we will be better off without them," Trump wrote, referring to the huge sums of money China "stole" in the United States and reiterated his determination to end it.
announced plans to impose new tariffs on $ 75 billion in US goods in response to additional tariffs Washington plans to introduce soon, while Washington has imposed since the beginning of the trade war between the United States and China additional tariffs on the equivalent of $ 250 billion of imported Chinese goods.
Washington recently postponed until December 15 a 10 percent surcharge on a variety of consumer products, including electronic goods.
Trump spoke with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell about the trade war with China and the economic risks to the United States and wondered if the person he appointed to head the central bank was a bigger "enemy" than Chinese President Xi Jinping.
"As usual, the Fed has done nothing! We have a very strong dollar and a very weak Federal Reserve," Trump said on Twitter. "My question is who is our biggest enemy, Jay Powell or President Xi?"
Trump said he planned to take action that would affect the dollar and the Federal Reserve, without specifying what that would be.
US President Donald Trump held a meeting with his top trade aides at the White House against the backdrop of recent Chinese decisions, CNBC reported.