Sunday, April 23, 2017

President Trump To Speak With Chinese President Xi And Japanese Prime Minister Abe Tonight

Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Reuters: Trump to speak with China's Xi, Japan's Abe on Sunday, official says

U.S. President Donald Trump will speak on Sunday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping, a senior administration official said, speaking on condition of anonymity, with North Korea expected to be discussed.

Tensions have risen sharply with North Korea over its advancing nuclear and missile programs. Pyongyang said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might and detained a U.S. citizen on Saturday as he attempted to leave the country.

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WNU Editor: I cannot recall the last time a U.S. President talked with the Chinese President and the Japanese Prime Minister on the same night/day. The topic of discussion has to be North Korea, and I can only imagine what will be discussed. My hope is that the focus will be on finding a political/diplomatic solution to the Korean crisis .... but a part of me is wondering if President Trump is requesting a pre-clearance from both governments to launch a preemptive strike against North Korea. Bottom line .... something is "cooking".

10 comments:

James said...

"something is "cooking". And it ain't borscht.

RussInSoCal said...

This is as much a backhand to Putin as it is high stakes diplomacy with Xi and Abe.

BTW - Is Trump talking to the current-tenant government of South Korea?

Bob Huntley said...

Yes the pre-emptive retaliatory strike.

B.Poster said...

Hopegully he is expaining to South Korea we are broke financially, our military can hardly defend the American mainland much less you. As such, release us from being your pawns in your fight against North Korea. We have cowered in fear of you South Koreans for decades. Our fear and cowering before you is now over once and for all. If only we had a POTUS who would stand up to our South Korean masters instead of worshiping them and cowering in fear before our South Korean slave masters.

fred lapides said...

B. Poster

utter nonsense

Dave Goldstein said...

A talk with both of those leaders on the same day? Uhoh. I would be really uptight if it included the SK's.
Well I hope the Nk's do something really stupid.

D.Plowman said...

@Dave Goldstein

South Korea really doesn't have a leadership at the moment, so their no-show is to be expected.

fazman said...

Why lie to china and japan, better to explain the military behemoth that the u.s is and reiterate that theres not much sand left in fatboys hour glass.

fazman said...

Yuuuup

fazman said...

I hope Trump doesnt get them mixed up and have press secretary say "they all look the same"