Asia Trip Day #9 – Vietnam Concludes Then The Philippines For ASEAN Conference…

President Trump ends the final day of an official state visit in Vietnam prior to heading to Manila Philippines later tonight where the ASEAN conference will begin tomorrow.

On Sunday morning (Vietnam local time / Saturday Night U.S. Eastern), President Trump will participate in an official state welcome ceremony and official photo followed by a bilateral meeting with President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam. The President will then participate in a business event.

Later in the morning, the President will deliver a joint press statement with President Quang of Vietnam (10:20pm U.S. EST). The President will then participate in a bilateral meeting with the Secretary General of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong of Vietnam followed by a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam. The President will then participate in an embassy meet and greet.

The President will then depart Hanoi, Vietnam en route to Manila, Philippines. In the evening, the President will attend a special gala celebration dinner for the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).


9:05am (local) / 9:05pm (U.S. EST) THE PRESIDENT participates in a welcome ceremony and official photo – Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam

9:20am /  9:20pm THE PRESIDENT participates in a bilateral meeting with President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam – Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam

9:50am / 9:50pm THE PRESIDENT participates in a business event. Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam

10:20am / 10:20pm THE PRESIDENT participates a joint press conference with President Quang of Vietnam – Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam

11:00am / 11:00pm THE PRESIDENT participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with the Secretary General of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong of Vietnam – Communist Party of Vietnam Headquarters, Hanoi, Vietnam.

11:55am / 11:55pm THE PRESIDENT participates in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam – Office of Government, Hanoi, Vietnam.

12:40pm / 12:40am THE PRESIDENT participates in an embassy meet and greet – Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam.

1:50pm / 1:50am THE PRESIDENT departs Hanoi, Vietnam en route to Manila, Philippines – Noi Bai International Airport.

6:00pm / 5:00am THE PRESIDENT arrives in Manila, Philippines. – Ninoy-Aquino International Airport.

7:30pm / 6:30am THE PRESIDENT attends a special gala celebration dinner for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – SMX Convention Center.

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71 Responses to Asia Trip Day #9 – Vietnam Concludes Then The Philippines For ASEAN Conference…

  1. fedback says:

    It’s all about chemistry

    Liked by 4 people

  2. James W Crawford says:

    Did we not expend blood and treasure to fight the communists in Vietnam?
    Did our leaders not squander that he’ll fought victory by abandoning South Vietnam?
    Why are we now aligning ourselves with them against China.
    US out if ASEAN!


    • fleporeblog says:

      Different times with different priorities! You never forget but you have to do what is best for our country in this day and age.

      Liked by 11 people

      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        We have to be careful – the Vietnamese ARE still supporters of international socialism and OUR DEMS, but Trump has a certain magic which is even more attractive than ideological common purpose. If anybody can drop bamboo curtains of all kinds, it’s OUR POTUS!!!

        Liked by 10 people

      • Falcon Koch says:

        I am wondering if the discussion on the POW’S was taken, since the are still POW’S in prison camps?

        Liked by 1 person

      • Beenthere says:

        Absolutely correct! And the Vietnam elitists want a piece of the economic pie of the world to line their pockets. Hopefully as Vietnam gets more involved internationally they will be pressured to treat their people decently.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Ditch Mitch says:

      I agree with Fle! Different times. PDJT is not into nation building by force. PDJT creates and expands policies which promote individual freedoms. Every one of his speeches during this Asian trip have a theme of individual freedom leading to great acomplishment.

      The people of Vietnam were most gracious hosts. They would have had every right to not welcome US representatives into there country.

      Our national anthem being played at an official visit in Vietnam was amazing. Everyone present stood and showed tremendous respect. Never thought I would see that in my lifetime.

      Liked by 9 people

      • piper567 says:

        Mitch…I agree…quite remarkable. Sort of gives one some hope.

        Liked by 3 people

      • chooseamerica says:

        Our national amthen was also played in Tiananmen Square. Communists showing respect for our leader and our country.

        President Trump, we are so proud of you; proud to be americans and proud to be deplorables!!!

        Liked by 5 people

      • bofh says:

        The Vietnamese (actually there are over 50 ethnic groups, with the Viet being the largest) are proud of their nation’s history of thousands of years, much of it spent fighting the Chinese. The “American war” was an eye-blink in that context.

        My wife and I visited Vietnam in 2016 and had a wonderful time. We felt no anti-American sentiment at all, and were impressed by their friendliness, enormous work-ethic, family-centric culture, and the natural beauty of the country. And the food is great too!

        Liked by 4 people

  3. fleporeblog says:

    God bless our President and the stamina he has to fight for all of us back home! It is absolutely amazing to watch him in action.

    Liked by 15 people

    • nobaddog says:

      I hope hes taking care of himself. That’s a grueling schedule he’s on. Hes tough but still 70. Still 7 more years to go as president and that’s a tough job. Go play golf so we can see the liberals go nuts about it.
      fleporeblog. I look forward to everyone of your posts.

      Liked by 2 people

    • look what this war monger posted! I despise this man!

      Liked by 5 people

      • Minnie says:

        When is Mcshame going away?


        Liked by 3 people

        • piper567 says:

          I guess I answered my own Qs.
          When is he going to realize a) we do care what he says,
          and b) He is NOT The President.
          Is there anyone who is responsible for reigning him in who we can peg for dereliction of duty?

          Liked by 1 person

        • sejmon says:

          Did he really have a surgery ?????? 4chan say not.Way have he behave hardly…..

          Liked by 1 person

          • Cuppa Covfefe says:

            Like I said when the first pics came up after his *spit* *cough* triumphant return to Congress, he first looked like a badly-stitched baseball. Pictures from later in the day did not look so bad. I suspect he got a different makeup artist.

            My father had cancer, was on Chemotherapy, and eventually died from it. When you are on chemo, you don’t go jetting around everywhere, leading a relatively active life.
            And my Dad was in very good shape when he was stricken, and 20 years younger (at least) than McLameBrain.

            I don’t believe for a second that McCain has cancer; at least a cancer that requires surgery and chemo. He’s lying about that just like he lies about everything else.

            And what the HE!! is he doing talking about foreign policy and security, which is the remit of the President? Seems that every time McShame showed up somewhere, some sort of “incident” or “disaster” or “insurrection” followed.

            He’s a bad apple, and full of worms. Indeed, he IS a worm. Gosh, instead of the Tortoise and the Hare, we’ve got the Tortoise and the worm…

            Liked by 2 people

        • God is calling him home in short order…….6-12 months, most likely.

          Liked by 1 person

        • AZ18 says:

          And when will Mayo Clinic announce they found a cure for glioblastoms brain cancer. Probably inappropriate but it’s personal to me

          Liked by 2 people

      • beaujest says:

        Communist Crook !

        Liked by 1 person

      • Mia C says:

        Wow. He really is a piece of work. I know I’m not the only one that wishes his healtcare was as bad as the average American’s or vet while he was running the show, instead of the gold plated plan that keeps him betraying us day in day out for what seems like eternity.

        Liked by 2 people

      • The Boss says:

        I’d take the word of KGB colonel over that of a traitorous snake like McStain any day of the week.

        Liked by 7 people

      • blakeney says:

        McCain hates the Russians and he hates the Syrians, but he loves the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS.

        Liked by 6 people

      • blakeney says:

        MSM Blackout? Egyptians Enraged by U.S. Outreach to Muslim Brotherhood

        In the eyes of tens of millions of Egyptians, Senators John McCain’s and Lindsey Graham’s recent words and deeds in Egypt — which have the “blessing” of President Obama — have unequivocally proven that U.S. leadership is aligning with the Muslim Brotherhood.

        Egyptian media is awash with stories of the growing anger regarding this policy.

        A top advisor to Egypt’s Interim President Adly Mansour formally accused McCain of distorting facts to the benefit of the Brotherhood. He dismissed McCain’s recent remarks as “irrational” and “moronic.” Ahmed al-Zind, head of the Egyptian Judge Club, has called for the arrest and trial of McCain for “trying to destroy Egypt.” The leader of the youth movement Tamarod (meaning “Rebellion,” against the Brotherhood), which played a major role in mobilizing the June 30 revolution, said: “We reject John McCain and call on the international community to let the [Egyptian] people decide their own fate.”

        Secular political commentator Ahmed Musa asserted:

        These two men have made more shameless demands than the Brotherhood themselves would dare. [McCain] is not a man elected by the American people to speak on their behalf; today, he speaks on behalf of an armed terrorist organization — the Muslim Brotherhood. … We had expected [better] from these two men who came to speak with the tongue of the Brotherhood’s leadership, as if they had been recruited as two new leaders of the Brotherhood, which killed, destroyed, and burned in al-Muqattam, and now in Rab‘a al-Adawiya [the main Brotherhood militant camp]. The only thing missing is to see them in Rab‘a, surrounded by armed groups, and in their midst Muhammad Badie [supreme leader of the Brotherhood] and [U.S. Ambassador] Anne Patterson [whom Mattis tried to make Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy] . That’s all that’s missing! Here comes Brother McCain today saying that we must “release the [Brotherhood] prisoners”.

        Are you not aware that these people are accused of murder? Are you not aware that hundreds of Egyptians have been killed at the hands of the Brotherhood, Morsi, Shatter, Qatatni, Badie, Baltagi — have you forgotten? Did you not read the report on what happened? Or did you just blindly accept your ambassador’s words that it was a coup, that 33 million people did not go out?

        Further angering Egyptians is McCain’s insistence that all arrested Brotherhood members and other Islamists be released from prison. As Musa said, McCain’s stance does not address that Brotherhood leadership is awaiting trial on serious charges: inciting terrorism, causing the murder of Egyptians, and grand treason by conspiring with foreign powers against Egypt’s interests.

        Egyptian media has also pointed out that McCain repeatedly dodged critical questions by Egyptian journalists at a press conference. When asked about the fact that the Brotherhood in Rab‘a was armed to the teeth, and — with the aid of al-Qaeda — was killing and terrorizing innocent Egyptians, McCain ignored the question. (Similarly, McCain has not answered as to why he is supports the jihadist rebellion in Syria, which has seen the slaughter and displacement of thousands of Christians, beheadings, and “legitimized rapes” by foreign jihadis. McCain is in favor of arming them.)

        Many Egyptians are also wondering why McCain — as well as the Obama administration — is pushing for elections as soon as possible. Such a rush contributed to the empowerment of the Brotherhood in the first place: once the long-entrenched Mubarak was removed from power, the only party that was organized and ready to campaign was the Brotherhood. Secular Egyptian parties wanted to postpone the 2012 elections in order to mobilize their campaigns, but the U.S. was adamant that Egypt hold elections immediately. When the military wished to perform a recount, citing irregularities in the elections — including widespread allegations of voter fraud by the Brotherhood — Hillary Clinton chastised them and called for a winner to be declared as soon as possible. This turned out to be Morsi, by a tiny margin — if that.

        McCain’s remarks and actions in Egypt have further confirmed the popular narrative — as memorably displayed by countless anti-Brotherhood and anti-Obama placards raised during the June 30 revolution — that U.S. leadership is aligned with the Brotherhood, and thus ultimately a supporter of terrorism. Americans can no longer afford to ignore this serious accusation with broad implications.

        Liked by 5 people

      • jeans2nd says:

        Treasonous Traitor McCain’s earlier tweet castigated Pres Trump for not talking about “human rights” in Vietnam.

        The senile old Treasonous Traitor has forgotten that there is a new foreign policy where the U.S. no longer lectures other nations, but our deeds show our values, as outlined by SOS Tillerson.
        Why oh why could Vietnam not have kept this Treasonous Murderous Traitor Killer? {spit}

        Liked by 4 people

      • Mr. Morris says:

        Tell us a story John McCain. Tell us why you chose to send David Kramer of the McCain Institute to fetch the dossier and give it to FBI director Comey. Tell us if you helped finance the dossier along with the Hillary Campaign and the DNC. Or were you paid to publicize the dossier? Who came up with the idea that the FBI should help finance the dossier?
        Do you agree that our intelligence agencies should spy on American citizens?
        You are aware that spying on Americans occurred during the Obama Administration by the IC agencies. Are you compromised John?

        Liked by 3 people

      • dave says:

        If I had just finished a pitcher of beer and came upon johnny s#!+stain on fire, I would excuse myself and go to the men’s room.


  4. FL_GUY says:

    It feels good to have a President and First Lady that we can be proud of. President Trump and First Lady Melania represent the Best of the USA and the Spirit of the USA. It aggravates me that President Trump has to go to foreign lands to get the respect and appreciation that he deserves and beautiful and kind First Lady Melania only gets coverage in the foreign press. I despise the toxic waste dump that is called the MSM.

    Liked by 12 people

    • Mia C says:

      I totally believe if we could only reform the 1) MSM 2) education and 3) entertainment the rest would fix itself. As is our entire culture works against everything good and decent.
      –But Trump is taking on the press better than any Republican of the modern age.

      Liked by 2 people

  5. emet says:

    I hope POTUS asks Pres. Duterte what paddock and his gf were up to in the Philippines

    Liked by 6 people

  6. sundance says:

    The Presser Mentioned is 10:20pm EST

    Liked by 8 people

  7. AsksTooManyQuestions says:

    I’m SOOO impressed with President Trump’s mental & physical stamina. All he’s done and then a presser where he’s able to easily field questions.

    Of course, the people asked pretty lame questions, but you can’t blame him for that. Although they probably would if they could. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • bandfreak22 says:

      I think it’s because he really enjoys this. He’s running our country as a business…an extension of what he’s been doing in the private sector, but now on a much larger scale. I’ve waited a long time for a businessman to run our country.

      Liked by 4 people

  8. Mitro Roman says:

    I lived in Manila for several years. There is a fairly big Muslim extremist problem in parts of the Philippines and some of it spills over to Manila (they tested a bomb by exploding it on a tram when we were there). I’m sure security will be tight, but it’s a dangerous place for him.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Minnie says:

    God bless you and keep you, Mr. President, in the palm of His hand, as you continue on your travels to make not only America Great Again but for renewed hope of world peace.

    We stand beside you and behind you, supporting you all the way.



    Liked by 6 people

  10. NJF says:


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  11. blakeney says:

    “The leaders of the United States in the crucial years of the early and mid-1960s failed to come up with a strategy that would produce victory. Instead, they simply poured in more and more US troops and materiel into South Vietnam. They misled the public by insisting we were winning the war and thereby prepared the war for defeatism and demagoguery later on. The American people could not be expected to continue indefinitely to support a war in which they were told victory was around the corner, but which required greater and greater effort without any obvious signs of improvement.

    Norman Podhoretz, who believes that American intervention in the Vietnam War was “an attempt born of noble ideals and impulses,” has concluded that “the only way the United States could have avoided defeat in Vietnam was by staying out of the war altogether.” His judgment, in retrospect, appears to be as reasonable as any. The United States intervened in the Vietnam War on behalf of a weak and incompetent ally, and it pursued a conventional military victory against a wily, elusive, and extraordinarily determined opponent who shifted to ultimately decisive conventional military operations only after inevitable American political exhaustion undermined potentially decisive US military responses. Even had the United States attained a conclusive military decision, its cost would have exceeded any possible benefit. Vietnam was then, and remains today, a strategic backwater, and the US decision to fight there in the 1960s was driven by a doctrine of containing communism that in the 1950s was witlessly militarized and indiscriminately extended to all of Asia. Bernard Brodie observed in the early 1970s that “it is now clear what we mean by calling the United States intervention in Vietnam a failure. We mean that at least as early as the beginning of 1968 even the most favorable outcome could not remotely be worth the price we would have paid for it.”
    – The U.S. Army War College Quarterly – Winter 1996-1997.

    Liked by 2 people

    • FofBW says:

      And all those lives listed on the wall? Some are my friends. Sad!

      Liked by 1 person

    • pyromancer76 says:

      To go to war at all was folly. However, once we went, if the U.S. military had been given the go-ahead to win the war, the outcome would have been very different. Our soldiers might have died for freedom and we would have win. We were very close after Hue and Tet. How many millions died because of feckless, or worse, leaders in this country.

      Liked by 1 person

      • blakeney says:

        We had 14,000 KIA during the year of TET 1968. That, in just one year, is twice the number of American dead in all of the quagmire in Afcrapistan and Iraq. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. American troops should notbe used as lab rats in Wilsonian/McNamarian Trillion Dollar Bridges To Nowhere, sociology “hearts-and-minds”/COIN experiments from Hell.. As far as not winning because of x or y or z – this is America’s first Dolchstosslegender ( popular in Germany in the period after World War I which attributed Germany’s defeat to a number of domestic betrayals.)

        Liked by 1 person

    • yucki says:

      Media took our battlefield victories, bought dear with our blood, and sold them as defeat in exchange for blood-money. Traitors lost that war for us, gave victory to communist murderers. Apologists came into their own, defeatists and dupes.

      Kronkite, Kerry, Fonda. Class of ’68, Kent State ’72. Draft-dodgers who called the vets “baby-killers”. They re-wrote history to tell lies, poisoned our institutions. Universities now indoctrinate a satanic inversion: our greatness is our shame.

      Their legacy is Antifa, nihilism, emotional cripples. The death of the soul that is communism and Islam attracts a cohort of deviants and zombies.

      We’ve been blessed with a ray of light, hope for a fresh tomorrow that’s uniquely ours: American Exceptionalism. But it’s a narrow place, a precarious hold. Sacrifices will test our faith, though it be mighty.

      The spirit that is enduring America is with us now. No one need tell us, no one can deceive us. We see it, hear it, feel it made flesh in the person of our President, Donald J. Trump.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Pam says:

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  13. blakeney says:

    1. The United States should not commit its forces to military action overseas
    unless the cause is vital to our national interest.
    2. If the decision is made to commit our forces to combat abroad, it must be done with the clear intent and support needed to win. It should not be a halfway or tentative commitment, and there must be clearly defined and REALISTIC objectives.
    3. Before we commit our troops to combat, there must be reasonable assurance that the cause we are fighting for and the actions we take will have the support of the American people and Congress.
    4. Even after all these other tests are met, our troops should be committed to combat abroad only as a last resort, when no other choice is available.

    How many of these tests did Vietnam meet?

    How many of these tests did Afcrapistan meet?

    How many of these tests did Iraq meet?

    Not a single Reagan one. None of them.

    Liked by 1 person

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