Trump, Xi present united front despite differences

Thursday, November 09, 2017 12:59PM
Trump, Xi present united front despite differences. Karen Travers reports during Action News at 12 p.m. on November 9, 2017.


BEIJING - Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China are presenting a united front following two days of meetings despite lingering differences over trade and North Korea.

Trump criticized the "very one-sided and unfair" trade relationship between the two countries, but said he doesn't blame the country for having taken advantage of the U.S. He says the two have made great progress on economic and security issue.

But Trump's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is offering a blunter assessment:

He says, "in the grand scheme of a $3- to 500 billion trade deficit, the things that have been achieved are pretty small."

Trump heads to Vietnam on Friday for the first of two summits during his trip to Asia.

It's unclear whether he'll meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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