Conway: Trump and Xi 'will meet again soon' with trade deadline looming

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump, Harris, Ocasio-Cortez, Charlie Kirk among Twitter's most-engaged users White House seeks to clarify Trump remarks on emergency Trump says he 'didn't need to' declare emergency but wanted 'faster' action MORE said Monday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump ‘undermining the role of law enforcement’ MORE wants to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping "very soon" as a deadline nears on trade talks between the two countries.

Conway offered little response on "Fox & Friends" to a report from Sunday night that officials are considering Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate as a location for an upcoming meeting.

"It’s possible," Conway said.

"He wants to meet with President Xi very soon," she added. "You know, that March 1 deadline is approaching. The president knows his trade polices and the tariffs are working."


Negotiators have until the beginning of next month to reach a comprehensive trade agreement, at which point the U.S. has said it will increase its tariffs on Chinese imports from 10 percent to 25 percent.

Trump said at a meeting late last month with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He that he did not see a need to extend the deadline.

The White House has laid out a litany of issues to be addressed in any final pact, including trade disparities, the enforcement of intellectual property rights and the need to police fentanyl shipments.

Conway said Monday that it appears the two sides are getting closer to a deal.

"This president wants a deal," she said. "He wants it to be fair to Americans, American workers and American interests. He has forged a mutually respectful relationship with President Xi.

"They’ve got a great relationship. They will meet again soon," she added.

Top U.S. trade officials, including United States Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRobert (Bob) Emmet LighthizerTrump says no discussion of extending deadline in Chinese trade talks McConnell urges GOP senators to call Trump about tariffs Companies brace for trade war MORE and Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinTop Chinese official heading to Washington for trade talks The Hill's Morning Report - Trump faces mounting challenges to emergency declaration White House confirms new trade talks with China MORE, will head to Beijing this week to continue discussions. Trump has said he and Xi would need to meet before signing any agreement.