Trump does not want business with Huawei
President Donald Trump has said he did not want the United States to do business with Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei, even as the administration weighs whether to extend a grace period for the company.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports Trump made this known on Sunday, while speaking with reporters before boarding Air Force One in New Jersey.
He said he did not want to do business with Huawei for national security reasons.
“At this moment it looks much more like we’re not going to do business. I don’t want to do business at all because it is a national security threat,” he said.
He said there were small parts of Huawei’s business that could be exempted from a broader ban, but that it would be “very complicated”.
The US President, however, did not say whether his administration would extend the “temporary general license”.
Reuters and other media outlets had reported that the US Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies.
The extension permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from US companies so that it can service existing customers.
The “temporary general license” will be extended for Huawei for 90 days, Reuters reported, citing two sources familiar with the situation.