Donald Trump calls Asia trip 'fruitful' with trade progress, nuclear reassurance

HOW DOES THIS WORK? U.S. President Donald Trump quizzically looked at his peers from Asian nations on Monday in the Philippines as they tried to execute the Association of South East Asian Nations traditional cross-armed handshake

"After my tour of Asia, all Countries dealing with us on TRADE know that the rules have changed", Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had made clear during his trip to Asia that the United States was open to trading with other countries, but only if conditions were fair for his country.

"We've made a lot of big progress on trade", said Mr. Trump, pointing to business deals forged between USA and foreign companies.

Democrats panned Mr. Trump's trip, saying he succumbed to the flattery of red-carpet treatment from Chinese President Xi Jinping.

"The conversation focused on ISIS (Islamic State), illegal drugs, and trade".

American president Donald Trump met with Mr Duterte yesterday, and his office reported they briefly discussed human rights and the Philippines' war on drugs.

"Trump, during his visit, laid bare his true nature as destroyer of the world peace and stability and begged for a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula", Pyongyang's foreign ministry said in a statement. "And the ASEAN conference has been handled beautifully by the president in the Philippines".

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will tell the Philippine president there have been too many killings in his war against drugs.

Trump is teasing a "major statement" on trade and North Korea in Washington on Wednesday when he returns.

Donald Trump has hailed his "great relationship" with the controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the end of a two-day regional summit in Manila. The White House says Trump briefly raised human rights issues with Duterte.

Mr Duterte, who has spoken highly of Mr Trump, said last week he would tell the United States president to "lay off" if he were to raise accusations of rights violations.

"In my view", he told The Times, "President Trump has been fueling North Korean crisis by conducting fierce verbal attacks against North Korea's Kim Jong-un intentionally". Instead, Trump said he and Duterte have "had a great relationship" and avoided questions about whether he'd raise human rights concerns with the Filipino leader during a private meeting.

More than 3,900 people have been killed in a war on drugs that Mr Duterte declared when he took office previous year.



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