10 Nov 2017

Trump changes tune on China, heads to APEC

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 10 November 2017

President Trump used to accuse China of 'raping' the United States - now he's blaming his predecessors for China's trade surplus.

Speaking on his state visit to China he said he didn't blame China for taking advantage of US trade practices.

"We have never seen a US president act in such a deferential way to his Chinese hosts on Chinese soil," correspondent Simon Marks told us, in describing Mr Trump's political "contortions".