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International relations

Trump says trade war success can help 'heal' US divide

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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a news conference following Tuesday's midterm congressional elections at the White House on Nov. 7.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Donald Trump signaled on Wednesday that the trade war with China can play a part in remedying domestic divisions, just hours after the midterm election results showed Republicans in states thought vulnerable to retaliation from China emerged victorious.

When asked how to heal the divides in the country at a news conference, Trump replied: "One of the things I think can help heal is the success of our country." He gave trade relations with China as an example.

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