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Mike Allen Apr 5, 2017
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The odd-couple summit with Trump and Xi Jinping

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White House insiders tell me that when the president meets the other most powerful man in the world, China's Xi Jinping, at Mar-a-Lago tomorrow, expect Trump to be cordial in public, tough(ish) in private.

Trump plans to tell Xi behind the scenes that he will stick up for the country in a way that his predecessors didn't. But for the cameras, Trump will play the cordial host — his natural mien.

Trump isn't expected to make as big a point of human-rights issues as some of his conservative backers would like.