White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Thursday that the Trump administration is determined to make China play by the rules of international trade.
"You know how you get from here to there?" Kudlow told an audience at a pro-trade think tank in Washington. "You kick some butt."
That's not the kind of dry, technocratic language one usually associates with trade negotiations. But it's another example of how President Trump has turned international commerce into a highly unusual spectator sport.