Reuters scores exclusive interviews with U.S. President Donald Trump

In an exclusive interview with Reuters on Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke favorably about an export-boosting border adjustment tax proposal being pushed by Republicans in the U.S. Congress, but did not specifically endorse it. Trump had previously sent mixed signals on the proposal at the heart of a Republican plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code for the first time in more than 30 years.
Other highlights of the interview included:

●  Trump wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity.

●  Trump also complained about Russian deployment of a cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty and said he would raise the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin when and if they meet.

●  Trump said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea "very easily if they want to."

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