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

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayKellyanne Conway says she meant 'no disrespect' with question about reporter's ethnicity Kellyanne Conway asks reporter 'what's your ethnicity' while defending Trump's 'go back' comments about minority lawmakers Conway: Progressive congresswomen represent 'dark underbelly in this country' MORE said Monday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist 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 LighthizerChinese, US negotiators fine-tuning details of trade agreement: report The Trump economy keeps roaring ahead Trump says no discussion of extending deadline in Chinese trade talks MORE and Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinBen Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist The Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment White House, Congress inch toward debt, budget deal MORE, will head to Beijing this week to continue discussions. Trump has said he and Xi would need to meet before signing any agreement.