Donald Trump News: Trump In Asia 2017 – Key Points and Top Laugh Getters

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President Donald Trump completed his lengthy five-country trip through Asia on Tuesday.

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Source: AP:ASSOCIATED PRESS

The purpose of the trip to Asia was to strengthen the partnerships, promote freedom throughout the region, and cooperate to limit the nuclear threat from North Korea. Lets sup up the results of the Asian tour.

1) Trump appealed for Asian leaders to focus on their own countries and people.

“We want our partners in the region to be strong, independent and prosperous, in control of their own destinies, and satellites to no one,” Trump said on Monday at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila.

2) US president continues to follow the “America First” agenda.

3) ‘Chemistry’ between Trump and Chinese President:

“My feeling toward you is an incredibly warm one,” Trump told Xi Jinping, the President of China, “As we said, there’s great chemistry.”

4) Donald Trump also met Russian President Putin:

“I think Putin and I – President Putin and I – would have a great relationship, and that would be great for both countries,” Trump said.

According to the latest news, Trump has already left Japan and landed in South Korea where planned to spend about 24 hours. Follow the further updates from Nexter.

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The map shows Trump’s Asia tour destinations and dates

Trump In South Korea

  • Trump’s South Korea speech

Trump’s parliament speech in South Korea was full of criticism of the country’s northern neighbor and particularly its leader Kim Jong Un. Here are the key points he expressed:

‘The more successful South Korea becomes, the more decisively you discredit the dark fantasy at the heart of the Kim regime’

‘America does not seek conflict or confrontation, but we will never run from it’

‘The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer. They are putting your regime in grave danger’

‘North Korea is not the paradise your grandfather envisioned, It is a hell that no person deserves.’

‘If you want peace, you must stand strong at all times. The world cannot tolerate the menace of a rogue regime that threatens with nuclear devastation.’

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Source: Lee Jin-man/Reuters

  • “No Trump, No War”

In South Korea thousands of protesters gathered in front of the US Embassy in Seoul against Trump’s visit to the country. The demonstrators show their attitudes toward Trump, his North Korea’s politic and the fear of war.

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Source: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images

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Source: Woohae Cho/Getty Images

Trump In Japan

On Sunday, President Donald Trump started his five-nation Asia tour with the visiting Japan for the first time.

Here are how it goes (Updated) :

  • Trump’s Burger

Twitter users are discussing Trump’s “well-done” burger while he was having lunch with the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday afternoon. Most people on social media criticize Trump’s truly american food choice as Japan is famous for its unique cuisine.

  • Pen-Pineapple-Apple… Trump!

Japan visit would be also memorable for The US president’s meeting with Pikotaro, the creator of the viral Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen hit. They were seen together at a dinner alongside Prime Minister Abe on Monday night. Thanks to that we have numerous photos of the event at  Pikotaro’s social media accounts.

  • Feeding Carps

On Trump’s second day in Japan, he and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe fed carp at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo. This is a decades-long tradition for world leaders to experience at the Akasaka Palace. After the feeding session Donald Trump dumped all the remaining food into the pond. Shinzo Abe also emptied the contents of his container into the pond. The photo became viral as Twitter users found it amusing.

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Source: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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Source: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

  • Refused to bow

President Donald Trump did not bow when he met Japan’s emperor on Monday. Instead, Trump stooped and slightly tilted his head as a gesture of respect to the 83-year-old leader. However, some are criticizing following the tradition of bowing as it can be understood as appearing less powerful.

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Source: AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool

  • “Your economy isn’t as good as ours”

During a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo Donald Trump said that Japan’s economy was not “as good” as the U.S.

“The Japanese people are thriving, your cities are vibrant and you’ve built one of the world’s most powerful economies. I don’t know if it’s as good as ours, I think not … And we’re going to try and keep it that way but you’ll be second.”

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Source: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

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