On Monday, August 26, 2019, Trump announced at the G-7 summit in France that China in a recent phone call expressed desire for a deal. This news pushed the market higher gaining 250 points on the announcment. This was another LIE and crime! It is illegal under both securities and antitrust laws. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 9, specifically makes it unlawful to manipulate security prices.
Verified: Trump aids verified the phone call was fake and China insists it was unaware of the calls.