INTERVIEWER: Mr President, can you say what your measurement for the success of--
DONALD TRUMP: Well, we're doing very well. I have a feeling that we're going to make a deal with China, because I really don't believe that China wants to continue the problem that they really caused themselves. Because we had a deal done. Almost, I would say, all of the tough points were negotiated.
They were negotiated and they were agreed to and everything was finished. And then China told us they can't agree to things that they already agreed on. All right and that's OK. So I said that's OK, we're going to put tariffs on, 25% on $250 billion. Now we have another $325 billion left. And if we don't make a deal, we're going to put a tariff on that too.
And the United States is making more money than they've ever made ever, ever before from China. I'd like to make a deal, but we'll see what happens. But I can tell you as much as I'd like to, China wishes they had that deal to do over again. Because what they did was wrong. You can't renegotiate a deal. We had a deal that was done, and they wanted to renegotiate. And you can't do that.
INTERVIEWER: Mr President-- Mr President--
DONALD TRUMP: I see it all the time. But when you look at this demonstration, they said it was a million people. That was a million people. That was as big a demonstration as I've ever seen. So I hope it all works out for China and for Hong Kong.
INTERVIEWER: Are they sending a message to China with these demonstrations?
DONALD TRUMP: I don't know what they're sending. I mean, that's a demonstration that they're having. I understand the reason for the demonstration, but I'm sure they'll be able to work it out. I hope they're going to be able to work it out with China.