17 March: North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been ‘playing’ the United States for years. China has done little to help!
13 April: I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea. If they are unable to do so, the U.S., with its allies, will! U.S.A.
16 April: Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!
21 April: China is very much the economic lifeline to North Korea so, while nothing is easy, if they want to solve the North Korean problem, they will.
28 April: North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!
5 July: The United States made some of the worst Trade Deals in world history. Why should we continue these deals with countries that do not help us?
5 July: Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China working with us — but we had to give it a try!
29 July: 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 …
29 July: … they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem!
3 September: The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea.
25 October: Spoke to President Xi of China to congratulate him on his extraordinary elevation. Also discussed NoKo & trade, two very important subjects!
9 November: In the coming months and years ahead I look forward to building an even STRONGER relationship between the United States and China.
9 November: I don’t blame China, I blame the incompetence of past Admins for allowing China to take advantage of the U.S. on trade leading up to a point where the U.S. is losing $100’s of billions. How can you blame China for taking advantage of people that had no clue? I would’ve done same!
9 November: My meetings with President Xi Jinping were very productive on both trade and the subject of North Korea. He is a highly respected and powerful representative of his people. It was great being with him and Madame Peng Liyuan!
15 November: President Xi of China has stated that he is upping the sanctions against #NoKo. Said he wants them to denuclearize. Progress is being made.
29 November: Just spoke to President XI JINPING of China concerning the provocative actions of North Korea. Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today. This situation will be handled!
30 November: The Chinese Envoy, who just returned from North Korea, seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man. Hard to believe his people, and the military, put up with living in such horrible conditions. Russia and China condemned the launch.
28 December: Caught RED HANDED — very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!