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Trump Asks Trade Warrior to Seek China Peace

Jan 02, 2019 - The New York Times

WASHINGTON -- In the middle of his crowded dinner in Buenos Aires with President Xi Jinping of China, President Trump leaned across the table, pointed to Robert Lighthizer, the United States trade representative whose skepticism of China runs deep, and declared, ''That's my negotiator!''

He then turned to Peter Navarro, his even more hawkish trade adviser, adding, ''And that's my tough guy!'' according to aides with knowledge of the exchange.

Now, with talks between China and the ...