Trump meets with lawmakers about ZTE deal opposed in Senate
WASHINGTON/June 21, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — President Donald Trump met Wednesday with Republican lawmakers after the Senate moved to block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S.
ZTE is accused of violating trade laws by selling sensitive technologies to North Korea and Iran. The administration announced an agreement with ZTE earlier this month but has run into opposition in Congress.
The public part of Trump’s meeting with 16 Republican lawmakers focused heavily on the debate over the separation of immigrant children from their families at the southern border.