White House Considers Hosting Xi Jinping Summit at Mar-a-Lago: Report

President Trump’s advisers have “informally” debated hosting a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago to try and put an end to the U.S.-China trade war, according to two sources cited Sunday by Axios. The sources said the meeting, which would “likely” occur at Trump’s Florida club, could happen as early as mid-March. The sources cautioned, however, that the talks were preliminary at best. Axios reports Trump wanted to schedule the meeting before his temporary ceasefire with China ended March 1—but that his plans to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Vietnam made that impossible. Two sources told the outlet that the president does plan to hold a phone call with Xi before the March deadline, but that they won’t strike a long-term deal until they meet in person.