November 12, 2017
Before taking off for the Philippines, President Trump spoke in Vietnam’s capital city Sunday reiterating the need for fair trade, calling for a “two-way street” between the U.S. and Vietnam.
The president went on to say unlike his predecessors, this administration will take care of American workers when making agreements with Vietnam.
“We look forward to achieving a bilateral trade agreement with partners who abide by the principles of fair and reciprocal trade,” said Trump. Two very important words – fair and reciprocal. It hasn’t been that way for the United States almost at all. And we’re changing that and we’re changing it rapidly. For trade to work, all countries must play by the rules.”
The president also commented on the North Korean conflict noting that stability and progress should be sought out, not chaos and war.