Trump, Xi Express Optimism on Upcoming January Trade Talks

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to talk about a recent phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The president noted that the two had what he called a “long and very good call,” saying that a possible deal between the two nations is making good progress.

Trump and XI agreed to a 90-day truce that began on December 1st, while they attempt to negotiate a deal that would bring months of escalating tensions to an end.  Trump said on Twitter, “Deal is moving along very well. If made, it will be very comprehensive, covering all areas, subjects, and points of dispute. Big progress being made!”

Chinese state media quoted Xi as saying teams from both countries are working to implement a consensus reached with Trump in Argentina. The Chinese ministry says the countries have endured storms in their relationship before, but also say strong ties are important to both economies and to ensuring stability in the global economy.


A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.