Pres. Trump Takes On Trade at APEC Summit

US President Donald Trump speaks on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on Friday Nov. 10, 2017. World leaders and senior business figures are gathering in the Vietnamese city of Danang this week for the annual 21-member APEC summit. (Anthony Wallace, Pool via AP)

November 10, 2017
OAN Newsroom

President Trump addressed trade and economic growth at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Vietnam.

While in Da Nang Friday, the president re-affirmed the partnership between the U.S. and Vietnam.

He also emphasized the long history of trade between America and the region, referencing the first American ships to sail to China in 1784.

The president then touched on the importance of fair trade practices in the Indo-Pacific region, adding the U.S. has been treated unfairly for far too long.

“When the United States enters into a trading relationship with other countries, or other peoples, we will from now on, expect that our partners will faithfully follow the rules, just like we do,” stated President Trump. “We expect that markets will be open to an equal degree on both sides.”

He also stressed the willingness to strive for a free and open Indo-Pacific region, but reaffirmed his commitment to put America first.

Meanwhile, the White House has confirmed the president will not meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vietnam because of scheduling issues.

  • Gary C Malachowski

    My God !! a web page with people who have Brains…

  • Mark Holloway

    You should read more about the cold war starting with 7 divisions of the North Korean Army marching south of the 38th parallel in 1950.

  • jlsharks1

    Fair trade only good for Americans and not the swamp and those who have sold the American people up the river. That why the swamp don’t want to cut cooperate Tax it will make America competitive.

  • nfcapitalist

    I do wish our president hadn’t worn that stupid ‘maoist style’ blue shirt… and the Vietnamese leader who met him was insolent… these creatures are not our friends.

    Yeah, Jane… we know you have thoughts on that… but communism is losing, Venezuela… is this your success story?

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  • landy fincannon

    One can only imagine what China would be like had Chang not been betrayed at Yalta.

    Just think, no Korean war, no Vietnam war.
    We wouldn’t be dealing with the issues now in the peninsula.

    10’s of millions wouldn’t have died.

    • Javanne

      Stalin proved to be a stronger leader than Roosevelt and Churchill because, unlike them, he didn’t have to worry about what a war-weary public would think.

      • nfcapitalist

        Wikipedia the word ‘Holodomor,’ and read the essay to the end… then tell us Stalin was a strong leader who didn’t care what a war weary public would think… what is your point?

      • nfcapitalist

        Wikipedia the word ‘Holodomor,’ and read the essay to the end… then tell us Stalin was a strong leader who didn’t care what a war weary public would think… what is your point?

      • MJABRTDK

        Stalin just murdered who ever got in his way …no problem.

    • Doctor B

      One can only imagine what the Middle East would look like today if W had not invaded Iraq.

      • landy fincannon

        While I agree with your sentiment. The carving up of the M East had the intended results. WAR

      • Living_The_Dream

        The Middle East is a “Holy” War, that the U.S. got tangled up in. They (Middle East) have been fighting against each other for 1,000’s of years and no western country will bring peace to that region. It’s a myth to think we or anyone else, can bring peace to the Middle East. There is only one who will do that, and no one knows when He will return.

        • Doctor B

          Agreed.

        • Doctor B

          Agreed.

      • Living_The_Dream

        The Middle East is a “Holy” War, that the U.S. got tangled up in. They (Middle East) have been fighting against each other for 1,000’s of years and no western country will bring peace to that region. It’s a myth to think we or anyone else, can bring peace to the Middle East. There is only one who will do that, and no one knows when He will return.

      • nfcapitalist

        Yes… should’ve left Saddam Hussein and son’s with their poison gas and rape rooms, why stop our enemies from killing our enemies, think we may have learned something?

        • Doctor B

          Those in the Middle East understand only one thing: force. Those who succeed with it are in power, which is why those who’ve been in power the past thousands of years have used force relentlessly. That’s all they understand. This ‘nation-building-democracy-exporting’ mentality is ludicrous in light of that millennial history. Yes, Saddam and Ghaddafi would mostly likely still be heads of state but that is their people’s problem, not ours. They hate us precisely because we meddle.

        • Gary C Malachowski

          Agree..

      • nfcapitalist

        Yes… should’ve left Saddam Hussein and son’s with their poison gas and rape rooms, why stop our enemies from killing our enemies, think we may have learned something?

    • nfcapitalist

      True… won’t hear that in world history… but still in the books for them who still use their own brain… excellent point!

      • Gary C Malachowski

        aaaaa Reading of a book lost art to todays youth..

    • nfcapitalist

      True… won’t hear that in world history… but still in the books for them who still use their own brain… excellent point!

    • Varangian Guard

      I have to believe human nature would’ve taken over and conflict taken place elsewhere.
      Before China experimented and eventually embraced communism they were isolationists. Before being isolationists, a snap shot of their society would lead you to think their global trade and military advancements would lead them to dominate the world.
      Their mission is to pick up where they left off so many centuries ago.

      • landy fincannon

        I suppose you’re right.

        I just love these little coincidences though

    • KMA

      That’s the beauty of history…would’ve….could’ve…. should’ve. Learning from your mistakes. Instead of tearing people and monuments down and pretending they NEVER existed!
      Patton into Russia?
      MacArthur into China?
      Kennedy into Cuba?
      Reagan into Iran?
      Bush into Iraq..we still don’t know how it will end?
      You just never know where the road leads to till you travel it.

      • Gary C Malachowski

        here, here.

  • All American

    🇺🇸THE GREATEST PRESIDENT IN OUR LIFETIME 🇺🇸MAGA

    • S Mol

      I guess that depends on your age… The greatest in MY lifetime was Ronald Reagan. But Trump is in second place… 😉

      • nfcapitalist

        The alternatives were or are interested in domination… not freedom, basically those who came among us under the moniker, ‘communists,’ which as can be defined and is in the Webster’s dictionary as fascism.

      • All American

        Lucky we live in America where we are able to make personal choices and voice our opinions openly🇺🇸MAGA