Trump: Asia trip ‘tremen­dously suc­cess­ful’

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Wrap­ping up his ex­ten­sive tour of Asia, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump on Tues­day hailed “tremen­dous amounts of work” on trade and said na­tions around the globe have been put on no­tice that the U.S. will de­mand im­proved trad­ing con­di­tions.

Trump told re­porters in Manila that the

“fruits of our labour are go­ing to be in­cred­i­ble.” He was clos­ing a nearly two-week trip through Ja­pan,

South Korea,

China, Viet­nam and the Philip­pines that in­cluded one-on-one meet­ings with the lead­ers of those na­tions dur­ing which he stressed trade.

The pres­i­dent, who cam­paigned on shred­ding mul­ti­lat­eral trade agree­ments he has deemed un­fair, in­sisted dur­ing his trav­els that multi­bil­lion­dol­lar deficits that favour U.S. trad­ing part­ners will be re­duced to zero, and that trade overall must be fair and mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial.

“The United States has to be treated fairly and in a re­cip­ro­cal fash­ion,” Trump tweeted be­fore head­ing back to Wash­ing­ton. “The mas­sive TRADE deficits must go down quickly!”

Trump told re­porters be­fore de­part­ing an in­ter­na­tional sum­mit, “We’ve had a tremen­dously suc­cess­ful trip. Tremen­dous amounts of work was done on trade.”

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