President Trump’s Trip to Asia Includes Trade Talks and a Meal with the Troops

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President Trump’s Asia trip started with Japan, and next to follow was South Korea, where the POTUS discussed America’s trade deficit with officials, whilst saying no to a fancy dinner and choosing instead to eat with the troops at Camp Humphreys:

“I had a choice of having a beautiful, very fancy lunch and I said no, I want to eat with the troops and we ate with the troops,”

dixit the Donald. Afterwards, the POTUS visited the military base instead of the customary DMZ trip, and one military official took a wise crack about this unexpected move:

“It’s becoming a little bit of a cliché, frankly. And that’s why he’s going to be down at Humphreys,”

The truth is, President Trump tried to pay an unexpected visit to the DMZ, but the trip was cancelled due to weather (fog). Later on Tuesday, the POTUS summoned key military leaders and had an operational briefing. On the so-far diplomatic tensions with North Korea, the commander in chief has said:

 “I think ultimately it will all work out, it always works out, it has to work out,”

Donald Trump delivered a staunch warning to North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un shortly after he landed in Japan on Saturday. The Donald was quoted as saying at Yokota Air Base:

“No one, no dictator, no regime … should underestimate American resolve. Every once in a while in the past they underestimated us. It was not pleasant for them.”

During a presser, the Donald told reporters as he was standing next to the South Korean president Moon:

“I feel confident that we’ll be able to reach a free, fair, and reciprocal trade deal as we renegotiate our current five-year-old trade document. Currently, we are looking at ways of improving our economic relationship. I would like to thank President Moon for instructing his trade negotiators to work closely with us to quickly pursue a much better deal — a deal that, frankly, has been quite unsuccessful and not very good for the United States.”

 

 

 

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