On Thursday night, Donald Trump welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. There, something happened between the two leaders that nobody saw coming.
Liberty Writers reported that Trump shocked everyone by saying he has “developed a friendship” with Xi. This came as a big surprise, since Trump’s anti-China stance was a cornerstone of his presidential campaign.
President Trump has voiced on numerous occasions his belief that China’s unfair trade policies have negative ramifications for the US, namely loss of millions of US jobs and the decline in US manufacturing. As recently as this week, Trump had said that he would deal with North Korea with or without China’s help, leading many to think tensions were rising between him and Xi before their meeting.
However, the meetings between Trump and Xi seem to be going very well so far.
“We have made tremendous progress in our relationship with China,” Trump told reporters, according to The Washington Times.
“I believe truly progress has been made,” Trump added. “I believe lots of very potentially bad problems will be going away.”
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