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The White House announced Monday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone over the weekend with former President Jimmy Carter after Carter wrote to the president about his trade negotiations with China.
Carter oversaw the normalization of U.S.-China relations during his one term as president, and
said during an event in January commemorating the 40th anniversary of that milestone that he was planning to draft a letter advising Trump to convene a small group of informal “distinguished” advisers on China.
Carter told a Sunday’s congregation that Trump said he felt China was “getting ahead of us,” adding that he agreed with Trump. “And do you know why? I normalized diplomatic relations with China in 1979. Since 1979 do you know how many times China has been at war with anybody? None. And the USA have stayed at war,” Carter argued.
Carter said that China had been able to invest in infrastructure and its education system while the U.S. had been focused on waging wars.
By Caitlin Oprysko