Orinalgally posted in the Washington Post, President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser was reported saying that China's president is "afraid" to sit down with Trump until their countries finalize a trade deal.
The New York Times has recently updated the story as follows:
Larry Kudlow, director of the White House's National Economic Council, says Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) wants everything agreed to before meeting with Trump because "he's afraid Trump might not like it and walk away." Kudlow says Xi wants a signing ceremony, not a negotiating session.
Kudlow addressed the trade talks during an appearance Thursday in Washington. He says more work is needed to reach a deal.
Trump on Wednesday dangled the prospect of walking away if the ultimate trade agreement isn't to his liking.
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