President Donald Trump landed in Japan Saturday for his first stop on his longest foreign trip yet.
Here are key moments from the trip.
Damaging Leak About Trump’s Thoughts On ‘Samurai’ Japan
Before Trump landed in Japan, it was reported by Japan Times that the president thought Japan should’ve shot down North Korean missiles that flew over the country earlier this year.
“Trump questioned Japan’s decision not to shoot down the missiles when he met or spoke by phone with leaders from Southeast Asian countries over recent months to discuss how to respond to the threats from North Korea, the sources said,” the Japan Times report said. “The U.S. president said he could not understand why a country of samurai warriors did not shoot down the missiles, the sources said.”
Trump Expects To Meet Putin During Trip
“I think it’s expected we’ll meet with Putin, yeah,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. “We want Putin’s help on North Korea, and we’ll be meeting with a lot of different leaders.”
Stern Warning Delivered To Kim Jong Un
Trump spoke to American troops at Yokota Air Base and told North Korean dictator Kim Jong Jun to not mess with America.
“No one, no dictator, no regime … should underestimate American resolve,” the president said. “Every once in a while in the past they underestimated us. It was not pleasant for them. It was not pleasant. We will never yield. Never waiver, and never falter in defense of our people, our freedom and our great American flag.”
“We dominate the sky. We dominate the sea. We dominate the land and space.”
Trump and Japan PM Shinzo Abe Continue Building Their Relationship
Trump and Prime Minister Abe met at a country club and played golf and ate hamburgers. It was as if Trump never left home.
— 安倍晋三 (@AbeShinzo) November 5, 2017
Playing golf with Prime Minister Abe and Hideki Matsuyama, two wonderful people! pic.twitter.com/vYLULe0o2K
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017
The two later had dinner with their wives at a Japanese steakhouse.
”We’re in the midst of having very major discussions on many subjects, including North Korea and trade and we’re doing very well. Doing very well. Our relationship is really extraordinary. We like each other and our countries like each other,” Trump told reporters. “And I don’t think we’ve ever been closer to Japan than we are right now. It’s a great honor, it’s a great honor. We’ll have dinner tonight. I think we’ll insult everybody by continuing to talk about trade. But the time is a little bit limited and then tomorrow is a very busy day.”