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President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping attend at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People on Nov. 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter - Pool/Getty Images)
President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping attend at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People on Nov. 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter - Pool/Getty Images)
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President Trump toasted his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping Thursday at a state dinner in Beijing, saying the bonds between the two countries "will only grow stronger and stronger." He also said China is not to blame for the massive U.S. trade deficit with China.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley (@HorsleyScott).

This segment aired on November 9, 2017.

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