Chinese President Xi Jinping led President Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and senior White House officials on a tour Wednesday of restored relics in China's Forbidden City.
Xi and his wife, Madam Peng, showed the Trumps, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, State Secretary Rex Tillerson, national security adviser H.R. McMaster, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, and U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad the palace-turned-museum in two separate tours, the Conservation Scientific Laboratory.
Trump asked the interpreter and tour guide questions about the items they saw, including a "musical clock with country scene," "gourd-shaped clock with rotating flowers," and a "clock with lifting tower."
"Unbelievable," Trump said after seeing the tower.
One Chinese expert told Trump she had been in an award-winning movie about repairing the palace.
"That's fantastic," Trump replied.
White House correspondents at the event said Tillerson asked many questions about the restoration during the tour.
Trump and his team arrived in Beijing Wednesday evening local time after visiting South Korea.