U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will not be meeting at the end of this month. Mnuchin says there's still a lot of work to do. He says he expects elements of the discussions to be resolved in the near future.
President Trump commented at the White House while meeting with the Prime Minister of Ireland. "We'll see what happens," said President Trump. "If it's not a deal that's a great deal for us, we're not going to make it, but I would say that we're moving along at a very high level. We're getting what we have to get and I think we're getting it relatively quickly, so the China talks are moving along as to whether or not we'll strike a final deal, that I would never want to say, but they're moving along very well."
The President said they would know where things stood regarding a possible trade deal in the next three or four weeks.
Sources are now telling the "South China Morning Post" that any meeting between the two presidents may not happen until June. A Trump administration official says progress is being made on enforcement language of a possible trade agreement, but the Post article says a stumbling block is "the demand from some in the White House for an enforcement mechanism to ensure China lives up to its promises".
Both presidents are scheduled to travel to Osaka in Japan for the G20 Summit in June.