Trump praises China’s Xi Jinping for power grab as trade row escalates

Washington: US President Donald Trump has praised his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for his recent move to consolidate his grip on power.

“He’s now president for life. President for life. And he’s great,” Trump said in a speech to Republican donors in Florida on Saturday, according to broadcaster CNN.

The US broadcaster said it had obtained a recording of the closed-door remarks made at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

“And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll give that a shot some day.”

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