Trump spoke with Xi on Monday to discuss trade and talks between North and South Korea to deescalate the nuclear crisis on the peninsula, according to a White House statement.
“President Trump expressed disappointment that the United States’ trade deficit with China has continued to grow,” the White House said. “President Trump made clear that the situation is not sustainable.”
The president has frequently cited the trade deficit as evidence the U.S. is “losing” to countries like China. The trade deficit with China grew to $33.5 billion in November, according to the latest figures from the Commerce Department.
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