PHOTOS: MELANIA TRUMP AND IVANKA KUSHNER JOIN TRUMP MEETING WITH CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING AND WIFE PENG LIYUAN AT MAR-A-LAGO
The leaders arrived separately on Thursday and will not see each other until early this evening, when they’ll meet for the first time at a dinner that will also be attended by their wives.
Xi was greeted at the tarmac in Florida, where a red carpet was stretched out for his arrival, by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Trump touched down just before 3pm.
Speaking to reporters who traveled with him on Air Force One from Washington, Trump was optimistic about the coming conversations. ‘I think China will be stepping up,’ he said of the pressure he expects the country to put on North Korea.