Published: Thu, April 19, 2018
Medical | By Josefina Yates

Trump Says Hopeful US Will Trim Trade Deficit With Japan Soon

Trump Says Hopeful US Will Trim Trade Deficit With Japan Soon

President Donald Trump offered a bullish view on Wednesday of his planned talks with North Korean despot Kim Jong Un, insisting he's positioned to accomplish what his predecessors could not. Among the points of discussion will be negotiations between the United States and North Korea and the recent visit to North Korea by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

"I enjoyed showing Mrs. Abe a timeless part of Florida's history", Melania Trump said, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Abe will have to overcome policy divisions on trade and potentially North Korea that emerged in Trump's second year in office. Abe routinely referred to the President as "Donald", while Trump expounded on the friendship he has developed with the Japanese leader.

"We are getting a lot of things done", the president said during the walk.

"As I've said before, there is a bright path available to North Korea when it achieves denuclearization in a complete and verifiable and irreversible way", he added. "They like it, I like it, we're comfortable".

But Trump is unpredictable, Uchiyama said, and an unfavourable outcome could damage Abe further.

First lady Melania Trump and Japan's first lady Akie Abe are scheduled to tour Flagler Museum today.

Abe will want to ensure Trump doesn't cut a deal with North Korea that leaves Japan exposed to shorter-range missiles that do not threaten the United States mainland.

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Pompeo "had a great meeting with Kim Jong Un", Trump told reporters.

Abe who made strenuous efforts to court Trump even before he was inaugurated, showed he understood the unique skills needed to deal with the US President, praising his "courage" for agreeing to meet Kim.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on board to end North Korea's nuclear program but also doesn't want Trump to lose sight of the North's short-range missiles that can strike Tokyo.

"But that goes for other countries too", he said, vowing to "weed" the deficit down. Five have been returned to Japan.

"Abduction is a very important issue for me because it's very important for your Prime Minister", Trump said in Florida. North Korea says eight others died and denies the remaining four entered its territory.

"I am grateful he will bring up the issue at the U.S". The leaders have bonded over "golf diplomacy" in both the USA and Japan, and US officials note that Trump has met with Abe more than any other foreign leader. It was bequeathed to the US government by Marjorie Post 50 years after it was constructed.

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