When President Donald Trump hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in April, Trump tweeted that “tremendous goodwill and friendship was formed” between the two leaders .
Aside from the high-level talks, the Palm Beach summit featured a visit to Bak Middle School of the Arts by First Lady Melania Trump and Xi’s wife, Peng Liyuan, and a serenading of the Chinese president by the children of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner that Chinese state-run media called “a touching moment.”
Trump has said he hopes better relations with Xi will persuade China to rein in the nuclear ambitions of its neighbor, North Korea.
But after North Korea test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the continental U.S., Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to show his disappointment in China.
“I am very disappointed in China. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem!” Trump said in a pair of tweets late Saturday.