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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 08:43 AM

Trump Kept One Eye on Re-Election in Asia With His Push for Deals

Source: Bloomberg




By Justin Sink , Jennifer Jacobs , and Nick Wadhams
November 14, 2017, 6:11 AM EST

President Donald Trump had one question for Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc: Why wasnít his country buying more American military equipment?

For Trump, a self-styled traveling salesman, crisscrossing the region to reverse decades of trade deficits, Vietnamís decision to buy arms from Russia was incomprehensible, almost insulting. Never mind that U.S. law prevented such sales until last year.

Trump reminded Phuc that heís been president for 10 months, according to two people who requested anonymity to discuss a private meeting. What was he waiting for?

He needed quick wins, he told his team in the room, because heíd be running for re-election before anyone realized. And weapons sales, in Trumpís view, are good for his approval ratings.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-14/trump-in-asia-kept-one-eye-on-re-election-with-push-for-deals

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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 08:51 AM

1. Has there ever been a bigger piece of shite

than this idiot?

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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:05 AM

2. ....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:44 AM

3. Because they already have more M-16s and landmines than they need already?

 

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