VP Pence interview a bad sign for G20 deal; …

No commentary up top today, have picked up whatever bug has been going around our kids’ school and so am not feeling particularly coherent. Apologies. Thanks for reading. The Essential Eight 1. Pence's comments should temper G20 deal optimism China is ready to deal on trade but not the broader issues in the relationship, at least in any meaningful way that the US would accept. So if the VP’s comments reflect administration policy then the likelihood of a deal when Trump and Xi meet at the G20 just went down even more.

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