President Donald Trump has arrived in Japan for an intensive series of diplomatic talks – setting a controversial tone for the visit during his flight from the US by demanding that India withdraw retaliation rights.
He landed in Osaka on Wednesday evening, local time, in a heavy rainstorm, got off with a black umbrella and waived the people beneath him as he descended the stairs of Air Force One.
It was predicted that a tropical cyclone offshore would turn into a typhoon by Thursday, threatening the port city to seep in while leaders started a crushing of meetings.
The entertainment en route during the flight was less than satisfactory. Trump explained the democratic presidential debate, where his name barely came up, & # 39; BORING & # 39 ;. He also said that NBC and MSNBC should be ashamed of an embarrassing technical failure that forced the network to go commercial.
About 20 minutes before he landed, he tweeted a video that mocked the glitch set to & # 39; Crazy Train & # 39; from ACDC.
The gestures of President Donald Trump (C) arrive at Osaka International Airport in Itami, Hyogo Prefecture, on June 27, 2019 for the G20 Osaka Summit
& # 39; Thank you @MSNBC, real professionals! @ChuckTodd @Madow, & T 39 wrote Trump, with the exception of hosts Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow.
After some brief greetings on the asphalt, Trump walked to & # 39; The Beast & # 39; and was driven away.
Trump already had his hands full with a series of difficult meetings on his agenda – including one with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump has said that he is allowed to issue the issue of Russia's election interference & # 39; to mention.
But if his Twitter feed serves as a guide, he has not supported his position that it is FBI and Intelligence Community members who have explained what they should do.
President Donald Trump flew to Japan for the G20 summit
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on the wet runway while the rain poured over Osaka on Thursday – while Trump said on the way that Modi & # 39; s rates on US goods were not acceptable
Robert Mueller, Special Counsel now openly testifying about Russia and his investigation into the obstruction in July, asked Trump hours before he landed why the House Democrats were not investigating top former officials who leaked, lied. and so many other terrible things did & # 39 ;. & # 39;
The president also meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in the midst of a continuing trade war that has threatened to impose $ 300 billion in additional rates.
Trump will also talk to various leaders about tensions in the Middle East. He has demanded that other countries do more to protect their own ships in vital shipping lanes – after withdrawing from a military attack on Iran that he said would take only 30 minutes.
President Trump waves before embarking on & # 39; the Beast & # 39; is going
The president had his problems with in-flight entertainment and called the Democratic debate & # 39; BORING & # 39;
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and will try to find ways to spread tensions.
Trump will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who tries to spread tensions with Iran and travels there
Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen upon arrival at Kansai International Airport prior to the G20 Summit on June 27, 2019 in Izumisano, Osaka, Japan
As if he didn't have enough on his plate, Trump has increased the stakes of his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi. He demanded that India, an important strategic counterweight to China and & # 39; the world's largest democracy, reduce retaliation rights on American goods.
& # 39; I look forward to speaking with Prime Minister Modi about the fact that India, which has for many years imposed very high rates against the United States, has recently raised rates even further & # 39 ;, he wrote from Air Force Once way to Osaka. & # 39; This is unacceptable and the rates must be withdrawn! & # 39;
Trump is more than willing to impose rates when he believes it is to his advantage in negotiations.
He tweeted in December: & I am a Tariefman. When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. It will always be the best way to maximize our economic power. We currently include $ billions in rates. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN & # 39;
He tweeted about India on Wednesday when Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo left New Delhi. The Trump board last month removed the trade benefits to India under the generalized preferences system.
If the initial attitude of Trump seemed less than diplomatic, this may be partly the result of a symbolic and uncomfortable departure from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The head of the protocol resigned on the eve of the trip after a possible internal investigation into allegations of harassment in the office and wearing a whip.
He has planned at least nine bilateral meetings, as well as other G20 activities.
First there was a dinner with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
He also meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Slaman of Saudi Arabia and President Recip Erdogan of Turkey.
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