Trump on 'disrespect' for Obama in China

Mr Donald Trump said the tarmac incident when President Obama landed in China was 'a sign of such disrespect'.

OHIO (REUTERS) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump highlighted an awkward row on the tarmac as President Barack Obama landed in China over the weekend, saying "it's a sign of such disrespect".

"If that were me, I would say, you know what folks, I respect you a lot but I would close the doors" and get out of there, he said.

China on Monday (Sept 5) levelled responsibility at the United States and journalists for a fracas at a Chinese airport, in which officials of both countries exchanged heated remarks as President Barack Obama disembarked from his aircraft.

Shortly after Mr Obama's plane landed in the eastern city of Hangzhou, a Chinese official attempted to prevent his national security adviser Susan Rice from walking to the motorcade as she crossed a media rope line, speaking angrily to her before a Secret Service agent stepped between the two.

The altercation occurred out of sight of Mr Obama, who greeted ambassadors and other officials before the presidential motorcade pulled away with Ms Rice.