Trump says he called Chinese President Xi a ‘king’ to his face
President Trump said Tuesday that he called Chinese President Xi Jinping a “king” during a 2017 visit to China, and that the communist leader “liked that.”
Trump shared the awkward story at a Republican dinner in Washington, as his administration seeks to secure a bilateral trade deal with China.
“I was in China making a speech,” Trump recounted to dinner guests. “President Xi, who is a strong man, I call him ‘king.’ He said, ‘But I am not king, I am president’. I said, ‘No, you are president for life, and therefore you are king.’ He said, ‘Huh. Huh.’ He liked that. I call him ‘king.’ I get along with him great.”
美国总统特朗普出席共和党活动，忆述 2017 年访问中国，会见国家主席习近平时，曾称呼他为皇帝（国王）。
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