President Donald Trump reasserted the danger he feels Huawei poses to the US on Sunday, saying again that hewith the , according to Reuters. He also noted that exempting some parts of Huawei's business from a broader ban would be "very complicated."
"At this moment it looks much more like we're not going to do business," he told reporters. "I don't want to do business at all because it is a national security threat and I really believe that the media has covered it a little bit differently than that."
Huawei has long been a target of US lawmakers over concerns about its spy on other countries and companies. Huawei has repeatedly . It has also moved forward with plans to build .and fears that its equipment could be used to
That apparent threat led the US Commerce Department toin May, requiring American companies to get a license in order to conduct business with Huawei, following an from US communications networks.
The Commerce Department granted Huawei a NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday., but that expires Monday. The department is extending that reprieve, Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, told
"I think it's a good faith action … helping American companies who need a couple more months to make adjustments if they can get licenses," he said.
Neither the Commerce Department, the White House nor Huawei immediately responded to requests for comment.
First published at 4:30 a.m. PT.
Update, 5:30 a.m. PT: Adds more detail and notes Kudlow's comments.