Trump-Xi Palm Beach summit: Relationship-builder or international slight?

Another international summit is coming to Mar-a-Lago. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)

PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump is hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago next week rather than in Washington.


Xi and Trump

For a couple heads of state who have never met in person, Trump’s tropical castle could provide a more relaxed atmosphere for quality world leader bonding time than the pomp andĀ protocol of the White House.


But at least one expert thinks the Chinese would have preferredĀ the formalized trappings of a traditional state visit in Washington as a sign of respect on the world stage.


Click here to read about the significance of the Mar-a-Lago selection at


Click here to see what state-controlled Chinese media is saying about the visit.


And click here to see what Sen. Marco Rubio wants Trump to bring up when he meets with Xi.



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