Trump says trade war with China will be fairly short

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he believes China wants to make a trade deal and the trade war with Beijing will be fairly short.

"I think we're having very good discussions with China. They very much want to make a deal," Trump told reporters.

"I think the longer it goes the stronger we get," Trump said of the trade war. "I have a feeling it's going to go fairly short," he said.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Chris Reese)