Obama downplays tarmac row between US, China officials at G20 summit

September 4, 2016 9:08 AM

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President Barack Obama said Sunday his talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping were “extremely productive” and that the row between U.S. and Chinese officials at the airport upon his arrival shouldn’t be over blown.

Obama said tensions always arise when the White House negotiates how much access the American press will get to the president and foreign leaders overseas. The White House didn’t apologize for pushing to press access because "we don't leave our values and our ideals behind when we take those trips."

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