President Trump hit the ground running in Osaka, Japan as the G20 meetings kicked off, tweeting “Great to be back in Japan for the #G20OsakaSummit”
Trump on Friday asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to please not meddle in U.S. elections, the issue that led to an investigation of his campaign’s contact with the Kremlin during 2016 elections.
it was the first face-to-face meeting between Trump and Putin since their high-profile summit in Helsinki last July.
Trump had a brief photo op with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. He also had some comments with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Global investors want to hear that the US and China are making progress on a trade deal. While many do not expect a firm agreement, signals of advancement will likely be well received by the global financial markets.
Trump said that he expects the meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping would be productive.
As Trump meets with his foreign counterparts – back at home, U.S. Democratic rivals vying for his job in 2020 joined in a second round of debates. Twenty candidates in 48 hours took the opportunity to lash out at Trump for his support of capitalism over socialism, lack of universal healthcare, botched foreign policy, immigration reform and gun control.
While Trump did not watch the entire debate Thursday evening, he had at least one eye on the television.
“I passed a TV set on my way in and I saw healthcare was given to 100% of the illegal immigrants by Dems and they didnt discuss American citizens thats not a good thing so we just passed that and then we came here.”
He also fired off a tweet protesting Democratic support of healthcare for undocumented immigrants.
“All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare. How about taking care of American Citizens first!? That’s the end of that race!”