For example, he has said that he would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, but he has temporarily exempted Canada, Mexico, the European Union and several other countries while leaving China and Japan searching for answers.
The announcement seemed to directly contradict the policy of the Department of Commerce, which in April imposed a seven-year ban on sales of components to ZTE in connection with the company's violation of US sanctions on Iran.
Now, Trump says he's working with President Xi Jinping of China to get the company back on its feet.
President Donald Trump's surprise Sunday directive to his Commerce Department to back off an earlier decision and help Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. appears to be the opposite of what two of his cabinet secretaries had urged in 2016 when they were members of Congress.
ZTE, which makes telecoms equipment and handsets, is still "actively communicating" with the USA side "to facilitate the modification or reversal" of the ban and "forge a positive outcome", the filing said. ZTE has denied the charges, but the accusation nevertheless led to some major carriers dropping the manufacturer (Chinese company Huawei has been hit with similar claims too).
ZTEs business in the United States has also raised concerns among national security officials.
Last month, the Trump administration blocked American firms from selling parts or providing services to ZTE until 2025.
ZTE pleaded guilty a year ago to conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions by illegally shipping United States goods and technology to Iran and entered into an agreement with the USA government.
Even though ZTE was probably "foolish" in not understanding the consequences of violating a Commerce Department monitoring agreement, she said the episode makes it less likely that China would make concessions on USA demands that it stop subsidizing efforts to develop its own advanced technology, she said.
Experts said Trump's policy reversal was unprecedented.
ZTE's troubles with the US government are also playing out amid broader fears of an ascendant Chinese tech industry. The company's controlling shareholder is Shenzhen Zhongxingxin Telecommunications Equipment, a Chinese state-owned corporation. "You should care more about our national security than Chinese jobs".
"Our intelligence agencies have warned that ZTE technology and phones pose a major cyber security threat", said Adam Schiff, who is the senior opposition Democratic Congressman on the House Intelligence Committee.
Trump has repeatedly blasted China for what he calls unfair trade practices.
But there have been tensions on other issues with both countries threatening each other with trade tariffs.
Paparazzi took pictures of supermodel Bella Hadid and her ex, singer The Weeknd kissing away into the night. At the time, they said that they were going to remain friends and that they still loved each other.
Liverpool , meanwhile, have still not secured a place in the Champions League next season - despite reaching this year's final. Swansea paid tribute to long-serving custodians Angel Rangel and Leon Britton before kickoff.
Reports that two Britons have been kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being investigated by the Foreign Office. The park reportedly witnessed multiple kidnappings over the past two months, attributed to Mai-Mai militia.
However, the Taliban is now taking part in its annual spring offensive and has launched a number of attacks in recent weeks. Other terrorist groups, such as Daesh* have also expanded their activities in the country and neighboring states.
F-33 Stealth fighter jets fired warning flares after Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed deconfliction area in Syrian airspace. F-22 fighters, stationed in Alaska, visibly inhibited and recognized the Russian bombers until they left the recognition zone.
The first fifteen minutes was good and then we lost our way a wee bit before picking it up again in the second-half. I would love to play under Steven Gerrard , his record speaks for itself and he has had a great career.
Syrian media earlier said the hostilities began with Israeli fire at Syrian positions in southern Syria from across the border. Gadi Eisenkot, visited the Golan Heights to meet with military and civilian leaders on the IDF's assessment of the situation.
That is what happened against the Bruins, when the Lightning could not match Boston's intensity in a 6-2 loss. Eller finished the night with a power-play goal and 20:35 in ice time, more than any forward on either side.
Analysts say China plans to enhance its maritime strength with at least 4 aircraft carriers, including a nuclear-powered model. Its design was based on China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, which was bought from Ukraine and refurbished.
Outside the top five, and landing in the top ten for the 13th consecutive week, is Disney and Marvel's Black Panther . The film narrowly managed to beat out Breaking In , which performed just below expectations with $16.5 million.
Klopp and his players will head off to the sunshine next week for some warm-weather training and team bonding ahead of the final. The Blues completed a £40million deal for Bakayoko last July after being impressed by the Frenchman's form at Monaco.
He said, thunderstorms are occurring due to the circulation of a western disturbance in North West India and strong easterlies. Uttar Pradesh was the worst affected, accounting for 80 deaths, a lot of them in Agra district in western part.
Dame Tessa, a former social worker, first stood for Parliament in a 1978 by-election in Ilford North on the Essex-London border. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was devastated to hear of Dame Tessa's death, describing her achievements as huge.
Lyu said: "It is a good performance, but I haven't reached my best, I hope that I can have a good condition in the Asian Games". Defending world indoor champion Anita Marton failed to compete to her best level and only settled for the sixth place at 18.16.
The deal focused on limiting and monitoring Iran's production of nuclear fuel, a key ingredient for producing such weapons. Merkel, as with French and British leaders, have made clear they aim to save the deal without U.S. involvement.
Sharif also said that Pakistan's version of its commitment to fight terror was not being accepted by other countries. The ousted PM was questioned why Pakistan has not yet completed the trial in the 26/11 case.
However, if the area ends up ahead of the front, Theodore said temperatures could be around 80 degrees. For Mother's Day on Sunday , expect mostly cloudy skies with the chance for some showers or sprinkles.
After a day's delay , Bangladesh's first satellite was today successfully launched atop the first SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket. SpaceX aims to fly each Block 5 booster ten times with only inspections in between, and up to 100 times with refurbishment.
But despite Conte being set for the exit door, he insists the club is in a much better position than when he took charge. Conte, however, did not want to speculate on the extent of the long-term damage finishing fifth will cause.
Instead, Fox has hired American Pie and Road Trip actor Seann William Scott in his first series-regular TV role to join the show. Crawford wrote on Instagram hours after Fox and Warners confirmed he would not be returning for the newly announced third season.
Analysts estimate that the re-imposition of sanctions could reduce Iran's exports by between 200,000 and 600,000 barrels per day. Aircraft manufacturers stand to be big losers, with the pain shared between Chicago-based Boeing and Europe's Airbus.
Police said they have no information that would raise concerns about wider public safety, suggesting a shooter is not at large. However the 61-year-old was looking for "vineyard and farm work" in the region as recently as Wednesday.
With one out, Mookie Betts doubled and scored when the following batter, Andrew Benintendi, hit a ground-rule double. The left-hander went four innings, allowing three runs on four hits, but walked four and stuck out six.
The net loss of Iranian supply will not be half of the total , therefore, but more like the range of 300,000-500,000 bpd. Gold prices slid as safe-haven buying failed to kick in after the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord.
That, however, includes the assets of his wife, Nancy Shevell , who is the heiress to a huge trucking business. And pop rocker Robbie Williams also enjoyed a £ 15m bump up the list bringing his total worth to £165m.
Shields is eligible to play for England through his parents despite not yet playing any professional rugby in that country. The New Zealand-born backrow, who now plays for Super Rugby side, Hurricanes, is scheduled for join Wasps next season.
Sexton admitted that Leinster were totally thrown off their game plan by Racing 92 and had to come up with another way to win. Leinster coach Cullen said he was "absolutely delighted" while acknowledging that it had been a "very hard day".