Trump praises Beijing on Korea policy: 'China continues to be helpful!'
President Trump praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Twitter Saturday morning, reporting that Xi supports his plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for nuclear negotiations in the near future. In an initial tweet, Trump spelled Xi's name "Xi Xinping." About 40 minutes later, he deleted the first tweet and posted a new one with the standard spelling after publishing another, unrelated post:
Trump spoke with Xi Friday, and the White House reports they agreed to "maintain pressure and sanctions until North Korea takes tangible steps toward complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization." In a previous tweet Friday night, Trump said the "deal with North Korea is very much in the making and will be, if completed, a very good one for the World."
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