Trump's relationship with Xi Jinping is set to blossom
The 70-year-old surprisingly snubbed Putin during a press conference, and instead hailed Mr Xi as a “gentleman” who "wants to do the right thing".
Speaking in front of Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Mr Trump said: “I do not know Putin but I do know this gentleman.”
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U.S. President Trump meets with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg at the White House in Washington
It would be a fantastic thing if we got along with Putin and we got along with Russia
President Donald Trump
Mr Trump has completely changed his perception of foreign leaders, since he became the 45th US President. During his election campaign, Mr Trump was quick to praise Putin and routinely criticised China for "using" the United States.
Keen to spill the details on his time with Mr Xi in Mar-a-Lago, Mr Trump added: “I’ve spent a lot of time with him over the last two days and he is the president of China. You were there, most of you were there and it was quite an interesting period of time.
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“President Xi wants to do the right thing. We had a very good bonding, I think we had very good chemistry together.
"I think he wants to help us with North Korea, we talked trade, we talked a lot of things, and I said the way you're going to make a good trade deal is to help us with North Korea."
Mr Trump's praise for the Chinese leader comes hours after his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received a cold reception in Moscow.
But the US President seemed hopeful for his wrecked Russian relationship. He continued: "Right now we're not getting along with Russia at all. We may be at an all time low in terms of relationship with Russia, this was built for a long period of time.
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Donald Trump hopes he can get on with Putin in the future
“But we're going to see what happens. Putin is the leader of Russia, Russia is a strong country, we've a very, very strong country. We'll see how that all works out.
“I’m also going to see about Putin over a period of time. It would be a fantastic thing if we got along with Putin and we got along with Russia."