The Trump Administration & US - Indo-Pacific Relations

This resource will track statements, developments, visits, and other interactions in US-Asia Pacific relations under the President Trump administration. Special focus will be given to the comments and activities of President Donald J. Trump; Vice President Mike Pence; United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer; Secretary of Defense James Mattis; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Jr.

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President Trump's Remarks on Tariffs with China

"Q On the China trade deal, once you have an agreement with President Xi, will you immediately lift the China tariffs? Will you remove the tariffs right away? THE PRESIDENT: No. We’re not talking about removing …

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President Trump's Statement on Mass Shooting in New Zealand

President Trump's Remarks on China and North Korea

"Q Mr. President, we’re hearing rumblings from China that they’re not really positive about a trade deal and that perhaps (inaudible) may not happen. Where is that? THE PRESIDENT: Well, I haven’t heard that. I think …

President Trump's Remarks on Military Drills with South Korea

President Trump's Remarks on North Korea and Otto Warmbier

Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

"The Secretary met with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte February 28 in Manila. They reaffirmed the longstanding U.S.-Philippines alliance, discussing ways to improve cooperation on regional security and counterterrorism. The Secretary and President Duterte also exchanged …

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

President Trump Bilateral Meeting with Kim Jong Un

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 Remarks on China and North Korea

President Trump Remarks on Trade with China - Part 1

President Trump's Remarks on North Korea

President Trump's Remarks on Trade with China - Part 2

President Trump's Remarks on Trade with China - Part 3

President Trump's Remarks on North Korea

"I had a great conversation this morning with President Moon of South Korea. And we obviously discussed the upcoming trip next week, where we’re going Hanoi, in Vietnam. And I look forward to be with …

President Trump's Remarks on Trade Negotiations with China

"Q Mr. President, there’s another round of trade talks starting this week here in Washington. THE PRESIDENT: That’s right. Q How confident are you that it will be finished by March 1? Or are you considering extending …

President Trump's Remarks at Rally in El Paso, Texas - North Korea

President Trump's Remarks at Rally in El Paso, Texas - China and South Korea

President Trump's Remarks on North Korea - Part 1

President Trump's Remarks on North Korea - Part 1

Presidential Message in Celebration of the Lunar New Year

"Melania and I send our greetings to those celebrating the Lunar New Year. Today, people across the United States and around the world mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year with spectacular fireworks displays, joyful …

President Trump’s State of the Union Address - China

"To build on our incredible economic success, one priority is paramount — reversing decades of calamitous trade policies. We are now making it clear to China that after years of targeting our industries, and stealing our …