The brief but symbolic meeting on Tuesday demonstrated US support at a time when Washington is pushing back against expanding Chinese influence in the Pacific.
The White House said on Tuesday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer would travel to Beijing for additional talks on a trade dispute that has led to tit-for-tat tariffs between the two countries.
Abe is one of Trump's closest allies on the world stage and the U.S. president is planning to visit Tokyo in late May. Japan was the first stop on Trump's November 2017 Asia tour and the two leaders played golf. A similar golf outing could be in the offing for Abe's visit to Washington.
Trump will meet Liu, who is also China's top trade negotiator, in the afternoon at the White House, according to an official scheduling note from the president's office.
U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff, Eliot Engel and Elijah Cummings, the chairmen of the House of Representatives Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees, respectively, said in a statement the rejection was part of a "troubling pattern" by the White House.
"In terms of whether or not we have a date set, not yet. We're continuing the negotiations with China. When we have an announcement for the two leaders to sit down, we'll certainly let you know," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her news conference.
US National Security Advisor John Bolton told ABC News that Trump's walk out from his meeting with Kim was "friendly" and it is not a reflection that the talks broke down.
Trump will send his annual budget for the financial year 2019-20 to the Congress on Monday. Unlike India, wherein the annual budget is presented in Parliament by the Finance Minister, in the United States, the president sends his budgetary proposals in the form of a document to the Congress.
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters traveling with Trump on Air Force One that he spoke for around 15 minutes each with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Late on Sunday, a department spokeswoman said it would not disclose any details of the "Section 232" national security report submitted to Trump by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The disclosure of the submission came less than two hours before the end of a 270-day deadline.
Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday that left at least 37 personnel dead and many critically wounded.
The meetings inside the White House complex would take place on January 30 and 31.
The 37-year-old had on January 11 announced that she would be running for the White House in 2020.
President Donald Trump agreed on January 25 to end the 35-day partial shutdown, the longest in history, without getting the $5.7 billion he had demanded from Congress for a border wall.
Trump assumed office on January 20, 2017. But during these two years, America has been experiencing a bitter political divide which is reflected in the ongoing partial government shutdown for a record nearly one month.
Trump's plan is part of an attempt to win a deal with Congress that would reopen several partially shuttered federal agencies.
On January 14, the Clemson Tigers were invited by Trump to the White House to celebrate their national championship win over the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Shah, 34, White House deputy spokesman and a former researcher at the Republican National Committee, was in the administration since president Trump took office in January 2017.
The over 10-day long partial government shutdown starting on December 22 has affected 800,000 federal employees, who have either been furloughed or are working without pay.
The United States is aiming to secure duty-free market access for American industrial products and reduce or eliminate tariffs for US agricultural goods.
The White House has not responded to questions related to this except for saying that it does not want to comment on any future strategic decision.
The White House's assertion came after Trump claimed the US has "defeated" the Islamic State group in Syria. A White House official announced Wednesday that the US has started withdrawing American troops from the country.
Trump is set to confer on December 11 at the White House with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer ahead of a December 21 deadline to shut down a range of government agencies.
The high-profile hiring search comes at a pivotal time as the president looks to prepare his White House for the twin challenges of securing his re-election.
Investors had initially welcomed the truce that the administration said was reached over the weekend in Argentina between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.