President Trump and President Quang of Vietnam Attend State Banquet – Video and Transcript of Remarks…

President Donald Trump attends a state banquet in Vietnam as the guest of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang.  At the beginning of the banquet both President Quang and President Trump deliver remarks to the international delegation and assembled emissaries for each nation.

Speaking without using prepared remarks President Trump honors the culture and success of the Vietnamese people, offers condolence and support for the recent victims of typhoon Damrey, and extends his warmest optimism for the future of both nations joined together in common cause to advance mutual interests of prosperity and peace.


[TRANSCRIPT] PRESIDENT QUANG: (As interpreted.) Mr. Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, distinguished American guests, ladies and gentlemen: On behalf of the leaders and people of Vietnam, I warmly welcome Mr. President and the high-level American delegation to Hanoi, Vietnam on a state visit at the most vibrant time of bilateral relations.

Leaders of the two countries attach great importance to the bilateral comprehensive cooperation. The presence of Mr. President and the distinguished American guests in Hanoi at the invitation of Vietnamese leaders is a testimony to that, as well as to the strong vitality of our relationship.

My congratulations to Mr. President on your productive, successful days within the APEC Economics Leaders Week in Da Nang City, with significant contributions to the overall success of the summit. I particularly appreciate Mr. President’s impressive speech at the APEC CEO Summit with a message reaffirming the strong and long-term commitment of the United States to the Asia Pacific, Indian Ocean, and the nearby region.

As an Asia Pacific power, the United States has been and will be playing a very important role to the regional countries, and we want the United States to promote that role in a more active manner.

Mr. President has stayed in Da Nang and is now in Hanoi. I believe you and other members of the delegation will better receive the hospitality and friendliness of the Vietnamese people accorded to you and the American people, as well as enjoying the beauty of Hanoi in fall.

Mr. President and distinguished American friends, the relationship between Vietnam and the United States has had a longstanding history. In the early years of the previous century, President Ho Chi Minh, a hero of national liberation and a great man of culture, as honored by UNESCO, was on his voyage in search of national salvation. He made a stop in Boston, Massachusetts, a cradle of the American Revolution.

The time he stayed and worked in the U.S. made him believe in the United States and American people as a partner and friends. Right before the establishment of the Vietnam Democratic Republic in August, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh had expressed the desire to meet American friends.

Rising above the ups and downs of history, Vietnam and the United States are now friends and comprehensive partners with mutual respect — respect for independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and respective political system — making joint efforts for the Asia Pacific of peace, stability, cooperation, and development.

Since the normalization of relations two decades ago, leaders and people of the two countries have shelved the past, overcome differences, built on similarities, looked to the future, and unceasingly forged bilateral friendship and cooperation.

With the efforts of the leaders and people of both countries, the momentum of bilateral comprehensive partnership has been well maintained and promoted since the taking office of President Donald Trump. Cooperation has continued to grow, becoming more productive and substantive in a range of areas, such as politics, foreign affairs, economic, trade, healthcare, humanitarian issues, science and technology, exchange of people — which benefit both sides.

We are happy to note the completion of main components of the Da Nang Airport remediation project.

President Donald Trump’s visit to Vietnam represents an important milestone and the best moment in the history of bilateral relations, opening up a vast future for new pages in the bonds between our nations. I wish to share Mr. President’s words: No dream is too big, no challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.

In the regional and international landscape of tremendous changes, I believe the comprehensive, stable, and mutually beneficial relations between Vietnam and the United States will be a positive factor, significantly contributing to the maintenance of peace, stability, cooperation, and development in the region and the world.

In this warm and friendly atmosphere, may I invite, Mr. President, American and Vietnamese friends to raise our glasses: To the ever-expanding relations between Vietnam and the United States, to the health of Mr. President, the two countries’ leaders, and to you all present here tonight.

Thank you.

(A toast is offered.)

♦PRESIDENT TRUMP: President Quang, I would like to thank you very much. This is a very, very special time to be with you and the great people of Vietnam. We have come a long way, the United States and Vietnam. We’ve seen it from both sides of the picture, and this is the pleasant side.

You are doing a spectacular job, your people are doing a spectacular job, and in the United States likewise we are doing very, very well. We’ve had the highest stock market we’ve ever had, we had the lowest unemployment in 17 years, and people are pouring back into our country in the form of manufacturers, car builders, and others.

I toured Vietnam today. I was through the streets of Hanoi, and it’s incredible to see, incredible to watch, and it’s truly one of the great marvels. It really is something to behold. I would like to congratulate the people of Vietnam; I would like to congratulate you, Mr. President, on an outstanding job.

I would also like to send my condolences on Typhoon Damrey, which was devastating and a great loss of life in Vietnam. And please give my regards and our sympathies to everyone. I know you will rebuild, and the families will slowly rebuild. Very tough to recover from that kind of a loss. But please, on behalf of the United States, our condolences.

And at the same time, our congratulations on a job well done. Vietnam has truly become one of the great miracles of the world, and it’s very impressive. No matter where you come from, no matter who you are, when you look at what’s happened in Vietnam, there is nothing more impressive.

Thank you very much for this honor, and I look forward to seeing you, Mr. President, many, many times over the future. Thank you. (Applause.)

END 8:32 P.M. ICT


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42 Responses to President Trump and President Quang of Vietnam Attend State Banquet – Video and Transcript of Remarks…

  1. Carrie2 says:

    Pres. Trump is a continual gift to the planet not only to MAGA again but encouraging other countries to do the same allowing their people to rise and shine and continue to make their countries great. He is not left-handed in his speeches, but always offering the right hand. We are blessed and I think many countries now accept him as a blessing and America strong again.

    Liked by 18 people

  2. tax2much says:

    Looks like the US won the Vietnam war after all.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Publius2016 says:

      In any competition between capitalism and communism, capitalism always wins…it’s when the Globalists get involved that you have more problems and more death and destruction follow.

      Liked by 10 people

  3. FL_GUY says:

    President Trump is an incredible diplomat. Leaders of the world recognize President Trump is a Great man. I will be glad when our treasonous media stop with the negative propaganda. You know they have gone too far when the people of China view the US media-rats as liars. It’s also ironic that other than Western Europe, the rest of the world respects President Trump and by extension the USA while domestically, the D-Rats, Rinos and Media-Rats continue to act like spoiled brats who didn’t get the candy bar and are throwing a perpetual tantrum (I can only hope they wear themselves down soon). When even the people of China see the liars they are, the media-rats are toast.

    Liked by 22 people

    • Publius2016 says:

      The American People too! He’s our President!

      Liked by 4 people

    • Johnny Bravo says:

      Can I propose FL_Guy that, just as a person can do without ticks, so we can do without media approval on anything.

      Quite the opposite in fact, they are the enemy and when they eventually wake up to their reality, I suggest they are treat like herpes – to be avoided!😉

      Liked by 3 people

      • FL_GUY says:

        Right On! I turned the media off in Nov 2008 after they had campaigned for O and rubbed his “win” in my face. A few months later, I cut the cord to the whole thing. Saved a lot of money and much aggravation. I don’t watch the so-called news because it’s propaganda. Back in the day when I was watching it, I noticed that the nightly news was scripted. If you flipped between ABC, NBC or CBS, they had the EXACT same story at the same time. They didn’t even try to hide that they were reading from the same script.

        When I read the book, Mary’s Mosaic (eye opening book which I highly recommend), it explained how the media has been compromised since the 1950s. It continues today. We cannot give validity to anything the media “reports” because it is all agenda driven, hence propaganda.

        Liked by 8 people

  4. tonyE says:

    “…We’ve seen it from both sides of the picture, and this is the pleasant side.”

    What a wonderful way to defuse the past… but, for the younger readers.. let me translate it:

    “Yep, this time we are not going to bomb you to smithereens nor mine your harbor.. but please stop reminding us of Ho Chi Minh that commie traitor that back stabbed us… or we might have to do it. And this time we’ll win because we won’t have Senator John McCain III involved”

    I did notice how the Vietnamese president mentioned “BILATERAL” deals. There we go.

    Liked by 16 people

    • Actually, had the CIA not intercepted communications from Ho Chi Minh to president Truman it is very possible that Vietnam could be a

      Ho wanted the US to tell France that colonization of SE Asia is over, that Viet-Nam would not be ruled by France again and that they wanted freedom and independence instead…..he even named his army the American Viet Forces and he loved our Constitution and Declaration of Independence… wasn’t until Truman listened to De Gaulle and got involved with helping France defeat Viet-Nam that Ho turned to Russia and China for military backing….but Truman never knew of Ho’s love for America because of the CIA.
      De Gaulle said that if the US didn’t back him he would lead France into the Soviet empire……and don’t forget De Gaulle is the same pot-stirrer that went to Canada and proclaimed Viva Quebec Libre” or Long live a FREE Quebec….and he’s mainly the reason that Canada is having so many problems with the leftist Quebecouis and their goal of separatism.

      Who knows how things wouldv’e turned out had Truman backed Viet-Nam instead of France or if DeGaulle had taken a bullet in WWII

      Liked by 3 people

  5. jindfw says:

    It’s great to see that no matter where he goes, our President is shown the utmost of respect. The reasons are pretty clear. He’s genuine. A man of integrity. Those who meet him know where he stands. They know he can’t be pushed around, or manipulated. He wants first what is best for our country, yet is fair with others as long as they are fair to us. Isn’t that the foundation our country was created on? Doesn’t that make all of us proud to be Americans?

    Liked by 14 people

  6. Karmaisabitch says:

    Amazing how two warring enemies can become trade partners? Yet here in the states when losing an election, the left refuses to accept the results and, without fortitude, attack the conservatives with calls to resist, and coyly preach assassination. The battle has become entrenched, suicidal and homicidal. Every perverted thought the left can articulate must be accepted even if it is a spear aiming for the conservative’s heart.
    Unfortunately, power and control corrupt absolutely, and conservatives have the extra burden to deal with a fifth column within their own party. Hostility breeds contempt; at this stage of the game, if you can’t get on the train, lay down on the tracks, we won’t look back.

    Liked by 10 people

  7. fleporeblog says:

    I just love the fact that our President does a fantastic job of being so complementary of the leader and his or her citizens. Lucifer was angry that our President didn’t talk about the abuse of human rights. Our President is not in the business of telling others what to do. He leads by example. Others follow. Saudi Arabia is a perfect example!

    Liked by 12 people

    • applevista says:

      Libtards are great for telling others what to do especially with someone else’s money. People are starting to realize how mentally bankrupt and un-American the leftist Libtards who domicile in our Country.

      Liked by 3 people

    • napoleon32 says:

      Publicly attacking one’s hosts as base terrible people is bad form. I personally hope that the finger-wagging era of American diplomacy is over. As you said, flep, some attacked the President for not publicly attacking Saudi Arabia when he visited Riyadh. Yet, given what we have seen there recently, I believe the issue was discussed privately, where it really should be between governments.

      McCain seems to have a view that if a government does not operate in a certain manner, we should not even speak to them. This is asinine. Vietnam is a rising economic power in the region, and it is the height of foolishness to shun them. We don’t have to like everything they do, but reality demands a working relationship with Vietnam.

      Liked by 7 people

      • fleporeblog says:

        So well said! Do it behind closed doors without having to embarrass them. Leaders absolutely respect that and are more likely to take action.

        Liked by 7 people

        • Fe says:

          ^^^This! Exactly.

          Liked by 1 person

        • “behind closed doors” is more of what is going on with GOPe schemers now. But quick, another news flash from Brett Boor on President Trump’s remarks in Viet Nam. Brett, ” I’m right here in Viet Nam and the president gave a speech. The jungle scenery is beautiful, lots of important people getting out of limos. I noticed many colorful flags of many countries. Now, more importantly, another Hollywood star reportedly jumped into another jacuzzi with teenagers 35 years ago , and more news about a Senator and some girl’s mothers statements back in the 1970’s ……….”


      • CountryclassVulgarian says:

        Problem with the deep state and their globalaist masters is that they are always seeking conflict. They are not peacemakers. They enrich themselves by the shedding of blood. I’m their sick, evil, corrupt, depraved, perverse, twisted minds, war is the answer. Regardless of the question.

        Thank God we now have a President who seeks our best interests and is willing to accommodate other leaders seeking their country’s best interests. National self interest like individual self interest is not a bad thing.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Orygun says:

          All these countries cherish and defend their countries and their borders. The no borders mantra has been shown to be nothing more than a national suicide pact. It destroys culture and traditions the very thing the left says makes us stronger with diversity. What twisted logic.


      • MaineCoon says:

        Sadly, we can’t exactly chastize other countries when we currently have some real baggage ourselves — corruption in the highest levels of Zero admin for as far as the eye can see, abortion galore, etc.

        How would we like it if heads of state started chastizing us?

        Time to drain our swamp.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Maquis says:

        John “ISIS” McCain has no business criticizing a President that doesn’t do gaucheries.


    • Fe says:

      Felice I love it when you make references to Lucifer (McLoser, McShame, Songbird etc etc etc). The Senator is an evil tool.

      Liked by 2 people

  8. n1ghtcr4wler says:

    Rumors are the Vietnamese handed over songbird McCains records.

    Liked by 4 people

    • MVW says:

      Songbirds records? That would be nice to have read into the Senate records… for posterity.

      Liked by 1 person

    • That could be extremely interesting if true.


    • Beenthere says:

      What records are you referring to?


      • n1ghtcr4wler says:

        His statements of treason and propaganda recordings

        Liked by 2 people

        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          That would explain President Trump’s Hanoi banquet comments–I thought one paragraph was over-elaborated. It is full of codes. It’s like that remark that President Trump “found gold behind the wallpaper” when a WH room was being renovated. Read today’s paragraph again. If true, that paragraph would make more sense.

          “I was through the streets of Hanoi, and it’s incredible to see, incredible to watch, and it’s truly one of the great marvels. It really is something to behold. I would like to congratulate the people of Vietnam; I would like to congratulate you, Mr. President, on an outstanding job.”

          “was”—the word is out of place, like the night he tweeted covfefe-I happened to be reading his twitter when it popped up.
          “street of Hanoi”—is our president allowed to walk/drive the street of Hanoi when he can’t even do that in his own country?
          “watch”—huh? the most protected person in the world is allowed to watch on the street of Hanoi?? I dont think so. Could it be in reference to watch a film of old?
          “great marvels” —odd phrase for a 3rd world country. Could he mean the records again?
          “really something to behold” —in 3rd world Communist country? Nah. Records?
          “I would like to congratulate you, Mr. President, on an outstanding job”—thank him for preserving the records and giving them to us?

          Am I imagining this? What do you guys think?

          When i first heard President Trump was visting Da Nang and Hanoi, I thought hmm…the president know a lot more than he is letting on….is he trolling McCain and/or Hanoi Jane to make them squirm?

          Liked by 1 person

        • MaineCoon says:

          Surely yyou gest. They are on Youtube.


          • Grandma Covfefe says:

            That didn’t stop McCain from becoming a senator. Why?
            There’s something more going on, that must be very devastating.
            Solid evidence of what McCain did?

            Liked by 1 person

  9. Donna in Oregon says:

    I was looking for an update on John McCain’s health and there isn’t much beyond the MRI on 9/12/2017. Anyone know what’s going on?

    “Senator McCain received an MRI at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland yesterday. Following the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will continue to receive targeted radiation and chemotherapy treatments at NIH while maintaining a regular work schedule in the United States Senate.”


    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      People are wondering if he is faking it, so to gain a “sympathy card” should he get into trouble with the law. If this is true, it is very sad he would choose this cowardly way.


      • H.R. says:

        Grandma Covfefe: “If this is true, it is very sad he would choose this cowardly way.”

        Cowardly is just McCain being true to form. I have zero respect for that life-form that currently holds the position of U.S. Senator.


        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          I agree–McCain is scum, no doubt. I’ve been ready for him to go away since that day he treated Palin badly the night they lost their primary. McCain hates us.

          i dislike people who would use fake cancer (if true) in order to create a ring of defense for himself. I pray President Trump has something good on him to finish McEvil off for good–the sooner, the better.


  10. POP says:

    It’s sobering.
    In the US my impression is that many Vietnam Vets are stuck in the past, unable to fully move on.
    The Vietnamese by comparison seem to be wholly immersed in small business, impatient to work hard and expand.
    Everything in life is simply the way you decide to look at it.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. indiamaria2020 says:

    Only President Trump could go to HANOI…..

    Liked by 1 person

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