A few links relating to Trump’s visit

by Philip Gowman on 14 November, 2017

in In the news, US relations

A few links relating to President Trump’s visit to Seoul before they are too out of date:

Two Presidents

Source: Blue House

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.

State Banquet

Source: Yonhap / Korea JoongAng Daily

A surprise visit to the DMZ had to be aborted because of fog.

Arriving at the Blue House

Arriving at the Blue House. Source: Blue House

The two Presidents paid a visit to Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek while the two First Ladies took a stroll round the Chongwadae gardens:

First Ladies

Source: Blue House

But I’m not quite sure what this protest was about…

Trump protest

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:

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