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  Presidents Statement on Asia Trip  CSPAN  November 16, 2017 7:38am-8:06am EST

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ohio governor john kasich discuss the need for bipartisanship in the trump era. the discussion took place at the biden institute at the university of delaware. here is mister biden talking about a conversation he had about donald trump. >> i was recently with one prime minister in europe, i went to speak at a conference and he wanted to see me so i thought it was a courtesy call. i thought it would last 10 minutes. it lasted 21/2 hours and at one point this prime minister said, did you see what he did? sitting the same side of a conference table as close as you and i are, he stood up and said took the president of montagnais go and shoved him aside and stuck his chest out at his chin was all i could of was il duce. not a joke. not a joke. that is what people are thinking. that is what people are
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thinking. violating the norms of personal conduct generates more anxiety and fear is an any policy prescription this president has enunciated. >> a day after returning from the 12 day journey to asia donald trump gave an update on his trip, the president visited japan, south korea, china, vietnam, the philippines and attended the association of southeast asian nation summit. 's remarks at the white house are 20 minutes. >> thank you very much. last night i returned from a historic 12 day trip to asia. this journey took us to five nations to meet with dozens of foreign leaders, participate in three formal state visits and
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attend three key regional summits. it was the longest visit to the region by an american president in more than a quarter of a century. everywhere we went our foreign hosts greeted the american delegation, myself included with incredible warmth, hospitality and most importantly respect. this great respect showed very well our country is further evidence that america's renewed confidence and standing in the world has never been stronger than it is right now. when we are confident in ourselves, our strength from our flag, our history, our values, other nations are confident in us and when we treat our citizens with respect they deserve other countries treat america with the respect that our country so richly deserves. during our travels, this is
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exactly what the world saw. a strong, proud and confident america. today i want to update the american people on the tremendous success of this trip and the progress we made to advance american security and prosperity throughout the year. when i came into office, our country was faced with a series of growing dangers. these threats included rogue regimes pursuing deadly weapons, foreign powers challenging america's influence, the spread of the murderous terror group isis and years of unfair trade practices that had dangerously depleted our manufacturing base and wiped out millions and millions of middle-class jobs. the challenges were inherited and these products showed what previous mistakes were made over many years and even
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decades by other administrations. some of these mistakes were born of indifference and neglect, others from naïve thinking and misguided judgment. in some cases the negative influence of partisan politics and special interests was to blame, but the one common thread behind all these problems was a failure to protect and promote the interests of the american people and american workers. upon my inauguration i pledged we would rebuild america, restore its economic strength and defend its national security. with this goal in mind i vowed that we would reaffirm old alliances and form new friendships in pursuit of shared goals. above all, i swore that in every decision with every action i would but the best interest of the american people first. over the past 10 months
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traveling across the globe and meeting with world leaders, that is exactly what i have done. earlier this year in saudi arabia i spoke to the leaders of more than 50 arab and muslim nations about our strategy to defeat terrorists by stripping them of financing territory and ideological support and i urged the leaders to drive out the terrorists and extremists from their societies. since that time, we have dealt isis one crushing the feet after another. in israel i reaffirmed the unbreakable bond between america and the jewish state and i met with leaders of the palestinian authority and initiated an effort to facilitate lasting peace between the israelis and the palestinians. in brussels i urged our nato allies to do more to strengthen our crucial alliance and set
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the stage for significant increases in member contributions. billions and billions of dollars are pouring in because of that initiative. nato, believe me, is very happy with donald trump and what i did. in warsaw it into the world america's resolve to preserve and protect western civilization and the values we hold so dear. in rome, sicily, hamburg and paris, i strengthened our friendships with the allies to promote shared interests of security and prosperity. in september at the united nations general assembly in new york i urged the nations of the world join in confronting rogue regimes that threaten humanity and laid out a model for international cooperation grounded in respect for
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sovereignty and the responsibilities that come with. on each trip i have worked to advance american interests and leadership in the world and to each of these places i have carried our vision for a better, something for something stronger and sovereign so important, sovereign and independent nations rooted in their histories, confident in their destinies and cooperating together to advance their security, prosperity and the noble cause of peace. it was this same vision that i carried to asia two weeks ago and it was this same commitment to you, the american people that was always at the forefront of my mind and my thinking. our trip was defined by three core goals. first, to unite the world against the nuclear menace posed by the north korean regime, a threat that has increased steadily many administrations and now
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requires urgent action. second, to strengthen america's alliances and economic partnerships in a free and open indo pacific made up of independent nations respectful of other countries and their own citizens and safe from foreign domination and economic servitude. third and finally, after many years, insist on fair and reciprocal trade, fair and reciprocal trade. so important. these two words, fairness and reciprocity, are an open invitation to every country that seeks to do business with the united states and they are a firm warning to every country that she break the rules and engages in economic aggression like they have been doing in the past, especially in the recent past, that is why we
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have almost an $800 billion a year trade deficit with other nations. unacceptable. we are going to start whittling that down and as fast as possible. with these goals it was my profound honor to travel on this journey as your representative. i explained to all the world leaders and across asia how well the united states has stood. economic growth has been over 3% the last two quarters and is going higher. unemployment is at its lowest level in 17 years. the stock market has gained trillions in value since my election and has reached record
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highs. we are massively increasing our military budget to historic levels which the house has just passed $700 billion defense package and it could not come at a better time for our nation. once again, our country is optimistic about the future. confident in our values and proud of our history and our role in the world. the part you have played in making this great american come back possible. in asia our message was clear and well received. america is here to compete, do business and defend our values, we began our trip, and the united states specific command. across the indo pacific region.
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and and and all the veterans who served this preserve. and a way of life that is very special. and and and and personify the strength of our enduring alliance. prime minister abe and i, agree on the determination, to achieve the goal, and shortly
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following the visit, and 35 north korean entities, and burden of common defense, and making deep investments in japan's own military, and this will include purchases advanced capabilities, and jobs for the american worker. prime minister and i also discussed ways to deepen trade relationship based on the core principles of fairness and reciprocity, japanese companies
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have announced investments in united states worth more than $8 billion. japanese manufacturers, toyota and mazda opening a new plant in the united states that will create 4000 jobs. we find agreements between nations to announce infrastructure development, increased access affordable energy and advanced our foreign policy goals through economic investments. we travel to another key american ally in asia, the republic of korea. my official state visit to south korea was the first by an
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american president in 25 years. speaking for the national family of the republic of korea, i spoke the truth about the evil crimes the north korean regime, made clear that we will not allow this twisted dictatorship to hold the world hostage to nuclear blackmail. i called on every nation including china and russia to unite in isolating the north korean regime cutting off all ties in congress until it started dangerous provocation, this is the key to what we are doing on denuclearization. we have 2 denuclearize north korea. we have ended the failed strategies of strategic patience and as a result we have already seen important progress including tough sanctions from the un council. we have a security council that has been with us and just about
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with us from the beginning. south korea agreed to harmonize sanctions and joined the united states in sectioning additional rogue actors whose funds have helped north korea and north korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. it is unacceptable to us. the united states welcomed the decision of president moon to remove the payload restrictions on missiles to combat the north korean threat and together we reaffirmed our commitment to a campaign of maximum pressure. like japan, south korea is increasing defense contributions. during our meetings president moon acknowledged his desire for equitable cost sharing for united states military forces stationed in south korea and i visited soldiers at a brand-new joint american south korean base paid for almost entirely
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by the south korean government. at that base i discussed with united states and south korea military leaders both military options and readiness to respond to north korean provocation or offense of actions. during our visit president moon and i discussed america's commitment to reducing our trade deficit with south korea. at my discretion and direction we are currently renegotiating the disastrous us career trade agreement signed under the previous administration. it has been a disaster for the united states. last week 42 south korean companies announced their intent to invest in projects worth $17 billion in the united states, 24 companies announced plans to purchase $58 billion in american goods and services. from south korea, we traveled to china where as in japan and
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south korea we were greatly honored by the splendor, our trip included the first official dinner held for a foreign leader in the forbidden city since the founding of modern china where we enjoyed a very productive evening hosted by president xi and his wife. he pledged to implement united nations security council resolutions on north korea and uses economic influence over the regime to achieve our common goal of a denuclearize to peninsula. president xi recognizes a nuclear north korea is a grave threat to china and we agree we would not accept a so-called freeze for freeze agreement like those that have consistently failed in the past.
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time is running out and we made it clear, all options remain on the table. i also had a very candid conversation about the need to reduce our staggering trade deficit with china and our trading relationship to be conducted on a truly fair and equitable basis. we can no longer tolerate unfair trading practices that steel american jobs, wealth, and intellectual property. the days of the united states being taken advantage of our over. in china we announced $250 billion worth of trade investment deals that will create jobs in the united states. from china, i flew to the city of danang in vietnam to attend the leaders meeting for
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asia-pacific economic cooperation. there i spoke to a major gathering of business leaders who reminded the world of america's historic role inhe pacific as a force for freedom and peace. i offered our vision for robust trading relationships for indo pacific nations will prosper and grow together. the united states is ready to make bilateral trade deals with any nation in the region, that wants to be our partner in fair and reciprocal trade. we will never again turn a blind eye to trading abuses to cheating economic aggression or anything from countries that profess a belief in open trade but do not follow the rules or live by its principles themselves. no international trading organization can function if members are allowed to exploit the openness of others for unfair economic gain. trade abuses harm the united
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states and its workers but no more. no more. we will take every trade action necessary to achieve the fair and reciprocal treatment that the united states has offered the rest of the world for decades. my message has resonated. the 21 l for the first time ever recognize the importance of fair and reciprocal trade, recognize the need to address unfair trade practices and acknowledge the wto is in strong need of reform. these leaders also noted countries must do a better job following the rules to which they agree. i also made very clear the united states will promote a free and open indo pacific in which nations enjoy the respect they deserve. in vietnam during a state visit
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to hanoi i met with president quan and prime minister fuchs to discuss the friendship between our countries. are vietnamese partners taking new actions to enforce sanctions on north korea. we committed to expand trade and investment between our countries, we pledge to address the imbalances. i'm particularly pleased the united states and vietnam recently announced $12 billion in commercial agreements which will include $10 billion in us content. i visited the philippines where i met with numerous world leaders and the us and east asia summit. the association of southeast asian nations, we made it clear that no one owns the ocean. freedom of navigation and overflight are critical to the security and prosperity of all
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nations. i also met with prime ministers of india, australia and japan to discuss shared commitment to a free and open indo pacific. during our visit, the president of the philippines thanked the american people and our armed forces for supporting the recent liberation of murali from isis. .. >> and countering terrorist propaganda and financing. and crucially at both summits and throughout the trip we asked all nations to support our campaign of maximum pressure for north korean denuclearization. and they are responding i cutting trade with north korea, restricting financial ties to the regime and expelling north korean diplomats and workers.
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over the last two weeks we've made historic strides in reasserting american leadership, restoring american security, and reawakening american confidence. everywhere we went i reaffirm our vision for cooperation between proud, independence and sovereign countries, and i made clear that the united states will be a reliable friend, a strong partner and a powerful advocate for its own citizens. the momentum from our trip will launch us on our continued effort to accomplish the three core objectives i outlined. to unite the world against north korean nuclear threat, to promote a free and open into pacific region, and to advance their and reciprocal economic relations with our trading partners and allies in the region. we have established a new framework for trade that will
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ensure reciprocity through enforcement actions before international organizations and new fair trade deals that benefit the united states and our partners. we have laid out a pathway toward peace and security in our world were sovereign nations can thrive, larouche, and prosper side-by-side. this is our beautiful vision for the future. this is the future where this vision, this dream is only possible if america is strong, proud, and free. as long as we are true to ourselves, faithful to our founding and loyal to our citizens, then there is no task too great, no dream too large, though goldy on our reach. my fellow citizens, america is back in the future has never looked brighter. thank you. god bless you and god bless the
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united states of america. yankee very much. thank you. thank you all. >> should avoid more resigned, mr. president? -- roy moore -- >> the senate is back this morning and continues debate on trump administration nominees. the holder confirmation vote for the comptroller of the currency. lives in coverage at 9:30 a.m. eastern huron c-span2. >> congressional republicans have to tax reform bills they're working on. the senate finance committee will continue debating and voting on amendments to the senate gop tax plan. their version includes of repeal of the affordable care act individual healthcare mandate. live coverage starts at 10 a.m. eastern on c-span3. the house will continue floor
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debate on its tax bill. the final vote is expected. lighthouse coverage starts at 9 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> this weekend, live coverage of the miami book fair starting saturday at 10:30 a.m. eastern. msnbc chris matthews on the political life of bobby kennedy.
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>> next a look at how terrorist organizations use social media as propaganda and a recruiting tool. we will know from senate homeland security committee chair ron johnson, journalist and author peter bergen, and former homeland security advisor frances townsend. >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. we're ready to get started. my name is david ibsen, executive director of the counter extremism project and it's my pleasure to welcome you here this afternoon for our discussion, rights and responsibilities of social media platforms in an age of global extremism. for those of you who may n