Trump anticipates ‘productive’ meeting with China’s Xi on Saturday
28 Jun 2019
Trump speaks during a bilateral meeting with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, on Friday. Kevin Lamarque/ Reuters
US President Donald Trump said he expected a productive meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping on Saturday, highly anticipated talks on the sidelines of the G20 Summit amid the US-Chinese trade tensions.
“I think it will be productive,” Trump told reporters on Friday. “Who knows, but I think it will be productive. At a minimum it will be productive. We’ll see what happens and what comes out of it.”
But asked if he had promised Xi a six month reprieve from tariffs, Trump said: “No.”