Published: Sat, June 29, 2019
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Trump meets with leaders of India, Japan

Trump meets with leaders of India, Japan

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Trump had his first face-to-face sit-down with Saudi Arabia's Mohammed Bin Salman since the USA intelligence community concluded that the crown prince directed the grisly murder of Washington Post columnist, and American resident, Jamal Khashoggi a year ago.

The summit gives the other world leaders opportunities to put Trump in his place, Mille and Lemire wrote. While Trump has long placed a premium on establishing close personal ties with Putin, his government has increased sanctions and other pressures on the Russian government.

Trump has at times found himself at odds with other leaders in such global events, particularly on issues such as Iran, climate change and trade.

"I passed a TV set on my way in and I saw healthcare was given to 100% of the illegal immigrants by Dems and they didnt discuss American citizens thats not a good thing so we just passed that and then we came here."
"I have inherited massive trade deficits with our allies".

'We've had a excellent relationship, but we want to do something that will even it up with respect with trade.

Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado: "In China, I think the president's been right to push back on China, but he's done it in completely the wrong way". At a time when the United States is leading efforts to form a growing global net around China, Xi hopes to make Japan an opening for chipping away at this effort. "And who knows... at a minimum, it'll be productive", Trump said. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.

While Trump is in Asia, the Democrats vying to replace him next year are holding their first primary debates. Trump is due to visit South Korea after leaving Japan, raising speculation there may be more news on Korean issues during his Asian travels.

Later, the president, ever the media critic, repeatedly mocked NBC for an audio malfunction that briefly interrupted the proceedings.

For instance, Trump met with both Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Abe said he is "deeply concerned" about the current global trade situation, saying restrictive measures will not benefit any country, in an apparent reference to tit-for-tat tariff hikes by the United States and China.

China has sought to gain support for defending global trade agreements against Trump's "America First" stance in gatherings like the G-20.

And given the president "has shown little patience for the subtleties of global interactions and whose administration has struggled to grapple with simultaneous challenges", it could be tough when he is "asked to articulate his strategy for containing Iran to skeptical world leaders after pulling the USA from the deal previous year".

Trump will also find himself face-to-face with Putin for the first time since special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation ended without finding evidence that the Trump campaign criminally conspired with Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered an admonition to President Donald Trump as the two sat down for high-stakes talks in Osaka, telling his counterpart that "cooperation" was better than 'confrontation'. The two leaders are expected to meet on Saturday.In Beijing, commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng said that China's attitude was "very clear".

A visit by Xi to North Korea last week raised hopes for some movement in the impasse with the USA over the North's nuclear program.

Morrison praised the strong bonds between the USA and Australia.

The leaders were meeting on the sidelines of a Group of 20 (G20) summit in Osaka, western Japan, where the trade feud - including a dispute over Chinese technology company Huawei - has raised concerns about threats to global growth.

The US President has warned that, although a deal this weekend is possible, he is willing to impose tariffs on virtually all remaining tariff-free Chinese goods and gradually do less and less business with China.

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