President Trump Bilat with Chinese President Xi Jinping CSPAN December 1, 2018 11:40pm-11:51pm EST
challenges around oil prices. thank you. announcer: before he returned to washington, donald trump attended a dinner with president g zhongpin -- with chinese president xi jinping. the leader spoke briefly to reporters as they arrived. pres. trump: thank you very much. it is a great honor. this will be an important meeting. i know president xi and myself i want to thank the president for his nice, best wishes. on behalf of a man we all respected, president bush, and we very much appreciate that. we will be going back. i will be going back to
washington right after this and i will be spending three days of mourning and three days of celebrating a really great man. we look forward to doing that. he deserves it. i spoke with jeb and george today. we had great conversations, and spoke about how much they loved him and how much he loved them. we are now going to start a meeting. we will be talking about a number of topics. one topic we will bring up will be the fentanyl problem we have in the united states, a tremendous problem. i asked the president to do something about that. a restricted category. we would be able to stop it right there.
to criminalize it in china would be a great thing. discussing trade. i think at some point we will be discussing things that are great for china and great for the united states. i look very much forward to dinner and the discussion. the relationship is very special , the relationship that i have with president xi, and i think it is going to be a primary probably end will up getting something good for china and good for the united states. so we very much appreciate it. >> [speaking chinese]
to have a meeting with all of you -- it has been quite a while to develop this meeting. [inaudible] --na and the united states [inaudible] and prosperity. always with cooperation. how we serve the interest. and that is why i look forward to this meeting of our two sides where we can exchange ideas, interests, and and the future china-u.s. relationship.
, a late president bush commitment to the chinese-u.s. friendship. [inaudible] a message of condolences to president trump and president bush's family. pres. trump: thank you very much. i appreciate it. we will be taking myself and our people back to washington. it will then be reset, and it will be sent to houston, to go pickup the casket, then brought back to washington. that will be done in pretty rapid order. most of you know the process and procedure. we will be sending air force one, which is a special tribute
that he deserves a very much. it is my honor. again, he will be missed, greatly missed. terrific person, terrific man. thank you all very much. [speaking simultaneously] announcer: c-span's "washington journal," live every day with in -- with news and policy issues that impact you. sunday morning, we dedicate our first hour to remembering the late former president george h.w. bush. he died at age 94 on friday. later we hear from john lawrence, former chief of staff for nancy pelosi, who joins us to discuss democratic leadership 116thrategy in the
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