2020 US Presidential Candidates on the Indo-Pacific

The 2020 Presidential Candidates on the Indo-Pacific resource highlights mentions of Indo-Pacific issues by US presidential candidates and nominees in speeches, campaign documents, and debates.

To view statements by President Trump prior to his June 18, 2019 declaration to seek a second term, as well as members of his Cabinet, visit The Trump Administration & US - Indo-Pacific Relations.

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President Trump's Remarks on North Korea and Otto Warmbier

Vice President Pence's Remarks at CPAC [Conservative Political Action Conference] 2019

"And the truth is, that effort for peace is nowhere more evident than in the progress that we’ve made in the Indo-Pacific over the last two years. It’s remarkable to think that when I stood at this podium two years ago, North Korea was engaged in regular nuclear tests, launching missiles over Japan, threatening the United States and our allies.

Faced with this threat, President Trump rallied the world around an unprecedented pressure campaign. And the world has witnessed the results: No more nuclear tests…

President Trump's News Conference in Hanoi on US-North Korea Summit

Remarks by President Trump and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Before Expanded Bilateral Meeting

"Well, Mr. President, thank you very much. This is great, great honor. And I send our warmest regards from all Americans. Our country, like your country, is doing very, very well. Our economy is probably as good as it’s ever been; maybe the best it’s been. And unemployment and all of the numbers that you would look at are at historically positive numbers.

And so I just see what you’ve done, and I’ve — I’m very proud of what you’ve done. And I’m very proud…

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Before an Expanded Working Lunch

"Thank you very much, Mr. Prime Minister. The trip has been beautiful. We have a very big meeting planned tonight, as you know, with North Korea and Chairman Kim. And I think it may very well turn out to be very successful. It helps that it’s in Vietnam because you’ve shown something that the world is really getting to see the incredible job that you’ve done in Vietnam in a very short period of time.

Coming in from the airport, seeing everything that’s been happening…

President Trump's Remarks on Summit with North Korea

President Trump and Kim Jong Un Meeting

President Trump Expanded Bilateral Meeting with Kim Jong Un

President Trump Bilateral Meeting with Kim Jong Un

President Trump Remarks on China and North Korea