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Trump aide: Xi 'afraid' Trump may walk away from trade deal

AP  |  Washington 

Donald Trump's says China's is "afraid" to sit down with Trump until their countries finalize a trade deal.

Larry Kudlow, 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 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.

Last month, Trump cut short a summit with North Korea's after they failed to agree on denuclearizing the

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 08:10 IST