Analysts are expressing shock and disbelief about President Donald Trump's new threats with China over tariffs:
- "Shocking escalation — even on Trump standards," Chris Krueger, analyst at Cowen Washington Research Group, told clients in a note Sunday.
- "A big underpinning of the rally was this consensus that a trade deal with China would eventually get done," said Michael Block, market strategist at Third Seven Advisors. "This tweet may be a tactic but it has bulls unglued and playing what if."
- "His move injects major uncertainty into negotiations, which now face a rising risk of an extended impasse — perhaps even through the US presidential election," Michael Hirson, head of China and Northeast Asia at the Eurasia Group, wrote in a note on Sunday.