A few links relating to President Trump’s visit to Seoul before they are too out of date:
His hosts used an official dinner to score two foreign policy points over the Japanese:
One of the guests was former comfort woman Lee Yong-soo and the Japanese were said not to have appreciated it when Trump embraced her.
The main dish was grilled hanwoo from North Jeolla, marinated in 360-year-old soy sauce, and rice topped with shrimp from Dokdo.
A surprise visit to the DMZ had to be aborted because of fog.
But I’m not quite sure what this protest was about…
But for once in his life Trump struck the right tone in his keynote speech – mainly because he stuck to the script which his experts had written. The full text is here, and analysis in One Free Korea here.
A DPRK foreign ministry spokesman responded to the speech by calling Trump an old lunatic. Trump responded thus:
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017