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.
CHINA HUMILIATED OBAMA, ROLLS OUT RED CARPET FOR PUTIN AT G20 SUMMIT WHO GAVE RUSSIAN ICE CREAM TO PRES. XI JINPING- CHINESE LEADER’S FAVORITE ICE CREAM.
While China humiliated Obama at G20 summit from the minute they forced him to exit from ‘ass’ of Air Force One, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in the meantime received a friendly red carpet treatment from Chinese leader Xi Jinping. In return, Putin brought a box of Russian ice-cream as a gift to Chinese leader, a big fan of Russian ice-cream.
“I promised you I’d bring some ice-cream,” Putin said. “I’ve brought for you a box of it as a gift.”
“Thank you very much for the gift, for the tasty ice-cream. In my every trip to Russia I always ask to buy Russian ice-cream. And then, at home, we eat it,” the Chinese leader said.
“You have the best cream, and it makes it so tasty. I like it very much. Thank you for this courtesy,” he added.