Trump does not blame China for trade gap

In Beijing the president praised China for the very trade practices he once criticized as unfair.
1:45 | 11/09/17

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In China the warm welcome and from the president there what sounded like an about face for what he said about China during the campaign and trade. ABC's senior White House correspondent silly Vega traveling with the president. It is the very country he repeatedly slammed as a threat to America. But today president trump had nothing but love for China and its leader. It's a very good chemistry between the two of us believe me. I had an opulent state dinner he even played this video of his granddaughter Arab Ella singing in Mandarin. For the president who loves a military parade. A lavish welcome. It's a far cry from candidate Charles we can't continue to allow. Jaya to rape our country and that's what did Dylan but today I don't blame China. They. After all. Who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country. For the benefit of its citizens I give China great credit. Instead he blames past American presidents and I asked if he still stands by that comment from the campaign. These are snowballing China's reaping Unita think Mr. President. But no answer. And Cecilia Vega in Beijing tonight it's a city the president now heads to the Asia Pacific summit in Vietnam of one of the major questions. Will he sit down with Vladimir Putin. Well David president trump had told reporters he planned to meet with a Vladimir Putin Baier in Vietnam to push him for help. On North Korea the Russians say Putin is ready for this meeting that secretary of state Rex Tillerson David tells us the city is still under consideration right to see leaving you with a Sicilian thank you.

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