Donald Trump bashed China throughout the 2016 campaign. President Trump has bashed China ever since he moved into the White House.
So how did the Chinese respond on his first visit to the communist nation? They invited him to a state dinner in the Forbidden City, making him the first foreign leader to dine in the ancient royal enclave since the founding of modern China.
Guess talking tough works.
Trump and first lady Melania landed in the Chinese capital of Beijing on Wednesday. They were greeted in an elaborate welcome ceremony and after meetings with top officials, joined President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, for a tour of the Forbidden City. The leaders, joined by U.S. and Chinese officials, then dined in a palace that housed Chinese emperors for almost 500 years and enjoyed a dance and music performance.