says G7 allies 'respect the trade war' with China, despite their warnings against its global consequences

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President Donald said Sunday he's not facing any pressure from his allies over the United States' trade war with China that has left markets reeling and the G7 allies concerned about a potential global recession.

"I think they respect the trade war," said when asked if he was facing pressure from his allies to give up the trade war with China. "So the answer is nobody’s told me that. Nobody would tell me that."

held his first face to face meeting with Boris Johnson as the United Kingdom's new prime minister Sunday morning, over breakfast at the Hotel du Palais in Biarritz, France. Later Sunday, he was scheduled to also hold meetings on the sidelines of the G7 with the prime ministers of Japan, Canada and Australia.

PHOTO: Canada's Justin Trudeau, Britain's Boris Johnson, Germany's Angela Merkel, European Council's Donald Tusk, France's Emmanuel Macron, Italy's Giuseppe Conte, Japan's Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump meet at the G-7 on Aug. 25, 2019 in Biarritz, France. (Jeff J. Mitchell/Pool via Getty Images)

PHOTO: Canada's , Britain's Boris Johnson, Germany's Angela Merkel, European Council's Donald Tusk, France's Emmanuel Macron, 's Giuseppe Conte, Japan's Shinzo Abe and Donald meet at the G-7 on Aug. 25, 2019 in Biarritz, France. (Jeff J. Mitchell/Pool via Getty Images)

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Over a breakfast of scrambled eggs and sausage, Johnson congratulated on "everything the American economy is achieving," but then cautioned .

"We think that on the whole, the U.K. has profited massively in the last 200 years from free trade and that's what we want to see," Johnson said.

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"We don't like tariffs on the whole," Johnson said, echoing the warnings allies have been sending as escalates his tit-for-tat with China.

The president also said he has the right to declare a national emergency in order to force US businesses to leave China, but doesn't have any plans at the moment. He then added that actually, the US and China are getting along "very well" right now.

"I have the right to. If I want, I could declare a national emergency," said. "I think when they steal and take out intellectual property theft -- anywhere from $300 billion to $500 billion a year -- and when we have a total loss of almost a trillion dollars a year, for many years this has been going on. And in many ways that’s an emergency. I have no plans right now," said.

PHOTO: President Donald Trump participates in a Working Session on the Global Economy, Foreign Policy, and Security Affairs at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS)

PHOTO: President Donald Trump participates in a Working Session on the Global Economy, Foreign Policy, and Security Affairs at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS)

PHOTO: President Donald participates in a Working Session on the Global Economy, Foreign Policy, and Security Affairs at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS)

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"Actually we’re getting along very well with China right now. We’re talking. I think they want to make a deal much more than I do, so we’ll see what happens. We are talking to China very seriously."

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He said he has no concerns about the market's reactions to his tariffs on China, and that he's been getting praise and compliments from other leaders about the American economy.

"You people want a recession, because maybe that's the way to get out," said. "Maybe that's the way we get him out."

and Johnson have plenty to discuss this morning: the global markets are reeling from the United States' trade wars, the Amazon rainforest is on fire, and North Korea is testing rocket launchers. As Johnson tries to navigate the UK's divorce from the EU by Halloween, he's also working on a potential trade deal with the US.

(MORE: Ahead of G-7 Summit, again backs Russia being allowed back into alliance)

said it's a "very big trade deal, bigger than we've ever had with the UK," noting the UK will no longer have the EU as an "anchor around their ankle."

The president, who criticized the former prime minister's handling of Brexit, said that he had no advice for Johnson. "He's the right man for the job. I've been saying that for a long time."

Johnson said he's "very excited" about their trade talks. said he hopes they can make a trade deal "very quickly," noting he was "stymied" by Johnson's predecessor.

PHOTO: President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrive for a bilateral meeting during the G-7 summit on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 in Biarritz, France. (Dylan Martinez/Pool/Getty Images)

PHOTO: President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrive for a bilateral meeting during the G-7 summit on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 in Biarritz, France. (Dylan Martinez/Pool/Getty Images)

PHOTO: President Donald and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrive for a bilateral meeting during the G-7 summit on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 in Biarritz, France. (Dylan Martinez/Pool/Getty Images)

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The two leaders also talked about the potential for President to invite Russian President Vladimir to next year's G7 hosted by the United States.

"It's certainly possible," said, "we'll see."

The president was joined by National Security Adviser John Bolton, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, his top economic adviser Larry Kudlow, his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, White House social media director Dan Scavino, and U.S. Ambassador to France Jamie McCourt.

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