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Huawei Lifeline Shows Trump Prefers Business Deals Over Cold War

  • Trump and Xi agree to resume talks and set aside tariff threat
  • President says he will allow U.S. suppliers to resume sales
Donald Trump on June 29.

Donald Trump on June 29.

Photographer: Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images

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In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has drawn the ire of security hawks in Congress for suggesting he could bargain away his blacklisting of Huawei Technologies Co. to secure a trade deal with China.