President Donald Trump called his historic trip to China and Russia “the greatest” of his presidency.
Trump told reporters in Beijing he had “the great honor of being the greatest president of all-time” during a White House press briefing on Monday, despite having just a year left in his term.
He was referring to a question on whether the U.S. should seek to withdraw from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which is also known as the European Union.
Trump also was asked whether the United States would accept China’s proposal to allow Chinese warships to patrol near U.K. waters.
“No, I’m not sure about that,” Trump said.
“It’s a very delicate situation.
We have so many issues in the world right now.
We’re a great nation.
We love our people.
But I don’t know if that’s something we should do.”
Trump said his visit was an example of his ability to make deals with people who “didn’t like us, didn’t like what we were doing, didn�t like the way we were conducting ourselves.
He’s a great leader.”
The White House said Trump has been a regular visitor to the country, and that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping “engaged in a wide range of bilateral discussions, including a discussion of the Chinese side of the North Korean issue.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.