torsdag 6. juli 2017

Donald Trump's romance with China's Xi has cooled, 'ass-kicking' could lie ahead

“Occasionally, yes, toughness does involve some old-fashioned ass-kicking,” Donald Trump mused in “Surviving at the Top”. In his dealings with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, though, the US president has until recently preferred to kiss. “He is a very good man ... he loves China and he loves the people of China,” Trump fawned after their first date in April at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

In another interview he boasted: “I really liked him a lot. I think he liked me. We have a great chemistry together.” But as the pair prepare for their second tête-à-tête on the sidelines of the G20 in Hamburg this week, the passion appears to be fading. “So much for China working with us – but we had to give it a try!” Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning before setting off for Europe on Air Force One.