Gov't: N. Korea's Reaction to Trump's Asia Tour Relatively Moderate

Lester Mason
November 14, 2017

The tour was calculated to project American power after eight years of pathetic servility, weakness, and apology tours by President Obama, and, of course, to bolster Trump's standing as a world leader, among other things.

In a speech before South Korea's national assembly last week, Mr. Trump warned North Korea not to "underestimate" the U.S. Trump, by contrast, told Duterte in April that he was doing a "great job" in his country. They are putting your regime in grave danger. "Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face".

The White House has added a dinner with Turnbull to Trump's Monday schedule.

Trump's first official visit to the region was billed as a push to step up global pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program and reduce United States trade deficits with South Korea, Japan and China.

Prior to the speech, Mr. Kim said, "the biggest fear in Seoul has been the possibility of the US bypassing South Korea, striking Pyongyang and thus inviting massive retaliation from the North". 'I'm very proud of you'. "Life expectancy has risen from just 53 years to more than 82 years today".

Trump and Quang also discussed North Korea and the South China Sea.

He also adopted a friendlier tone towards Kim Jong-un on the next stop of his tour, telling a Vietnam press conference "it would be very very nice" if he and Kim became friends.


Mr. Duterte's actions have alarmed human rights advocates, who say as many as 9,000 people have been killed in the crackdown on drug trafficking.

Analysts on the Korean Peninsula said Mr. Trump succeeded in lowering tensions while showing firm resolve in his demand to denuclearize North Korea. He has worked to build personal relationships with each leader, too.

It remains to be seen whether the statement will also include details related to the revision of Washington's bilateral free trade deal with South Korea.

"The North Korean situation continues to be a problem", Trump said on November 12 while in the Philippines.

"Presidents go with volumes of briefing books, they prepare for weeks in advance, they go with enormous packages of intelligence information to prepare them and they generally stay on script", Kiriakou said.

Looking forward, I hope recent talks and pledges of cooperation bear fruit in order to stimulate economic growth further.

While Trump has cultivated a close relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, as well as Japan's Shinzo Abe, and has worked to improve relations with South Korea's Moon Jae-in, he has not been able to work on his relationship with Russia's Putin. Modi says relations between the USA and India are "growing very rapidly" and "getting deeper and more comprehensive". "[Trump's] made a couple of deviations, he's made a couple of idiotic tweets, but when push comes to shove and you look at what he has said inside these different summits and meetings, it's been what his aides have told him to say". "And if Russian Federation helped us, in addition to China, that problem would go away a lot faster". This is the real deal.

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