PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump has been slamming China on trade and accusing it of currency manipulation for more than a year.
But when Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet Thursday for their summit at Mar-a-Lago, the biggest issue could be North Korea — which test-fired another ballistic missile Tuesday.
Trump wants China to exert more influence on North Korea to curb its development of nuclear weapons. If China doesn’t help, Trump recently told The Financial Times the U.S. is prepared to act unilaterally. On Tuesday, a senior administration official briefing reporters on the upcoming Trump-Xi summit said of North Korea: “The clock has run out and all options are on the table for us.”