President Trump Says He Trusts Intelligence Agencies and Putin on Election Meddling

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"We've made some very big steps with respect to trade, far bigger than anything you know, in addition to about $300 billion in sales to various companies, including China", Trump said, according to a pool report.

But just a day earlier, he had lashed out at the former heads of the U.S. intelligence agencies, dismissing them as "political hacks" and claiming there were plenty of reasons to be suspicious of their findings that Russian Federation meddled to help Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Trump says Modi has "become a friend of ours" and praising the Indian leader during their one-on-one meeting.

Since taking office in 2016, Mr Duterte has led a crackdown on crime and encouraged vigilante killings of those involved in the drug trade.

Trump, who is on a two-week visit to Asia, said in China that he felt US-Chinese trade relations were "very unfair and one-sided".

On Saturday, Trump lashed out at former heads of the US intelligence agencies, claiming there are plenty of reasons to be suspicious of their findings and dismissing them as "political hacks". Duterte has seemed less committed to the strategic partnership with the U.S.

Due to arrive in Washington late Tuesday night, the president said he will make major announcements on trade and North Korea on Wednesday at the White House. As the global journalism watchdog group Reporters Without Borders noted in its 2017 report, the Philippines "continues to be one of the most unsafe countries for the media".

"It was red carpet like nobody, I think, has probably ever received", Trump said.

"It was President Duterte who brought up with President Trump the drug menace in the Philippines, and the United States president appeared sympathetic and did not have any official position on the matter but was merely nodding his head".

The protesters say they are concerned the leaders are not giving human rights enough attention and will not be addressing poverty in the region as they would like to see it. "And I'm really proud of that".

Analysts in Tokyo said Mr. Trump was taken "very seriously" by Japan's foreign policy establishment despite the Japanese public's relative distaste for him.

"In my view", he told The Times, "President Trump has been fueling North Korean crisis by conducting fierce verbal attacks against North Korea's Kim Jong-un intentionally".

Mr. Turnbull said Australia will work with the ensure stability.

Monday morning, US news readers awoke to find that while their president-who has called mainstream media the "enemy of the American people", and singled out reporters for abuse-was not echoing Duterte's most extreme language on reporters, they were finding some common ground on the subject. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said human rights came up "briefly" in the context of the Philippines' fight against illegal drugs.