President Trump Attends ASEAN Summit in Manilla Philippines…

Those who have walked in the deep weeds of geopolitical strategy know the emphasis the Trump administration has placed on ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) as a counter-balance (control leverage) to the Chinese trade and military expansion.

The ongoing trade and security relationship between the U.S. and India, as well as other regional partners, is a large part of the overarching dynamic.  The ASEAN Summit in Manilla Philippines is an opportunity for President Trump to expand the conversations; enter into deeper discussions surrounding the terms of partnership; and deepen commitments toward larger U.S. international objectives.


The ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region including India, comprises a combined population of 1.85 billion people, one-fourth of the global population. From the perspective of India – “Prime Minister Modi is likely to reassert India’s push to create a global approach to deal with terrorism. He will also pitch steps to boost regional trade. One of the more significant meetings will be Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with US President Donald Trump.”

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87 Responses to President Trump Attends ASEAN Summit in Manilla Philippines…

  1. i am amazed at the stamina our president has.
    So many days and so many meetings and so much winning!
    He doesn’t look tired at all.

    What a refreshing change to have a president that loves the country more than himself.

    Liked by 22 people

  2. Pam says:

    It’s really sweet to see the friendship that has developed between POTUS and PM Modi. He seems like a great guy. I’m still trying to wrap my head around these outfits. lol

    Liked by 10 people

  3. maggiemoowho says:

    Look up Charismatic in the dictionary, and you will see a photo of President Trump.😃👍👍👍 🇺🇸#MAGA🇺🇸

    Liked by 11 people

  4. TwoLaine says:

    In the bird world the ladies are plain and the gents are pretty. On that stage it is the way it should be. The ladies are pretty and the gents are … The only thing missing are their black tights. Men in tights. 😉


  5. jindfw says:

    What an amazing trip! We’ve had our time with Panda. Now time with Modi. Keeping things in check and counterbalance. #MAGA

    Random thoughts:

    PDJT literally and figuratively stands head and shoulders above the rest. Doubt he’ll discuss flexibility with Medvedev. Would love to hear an uncensored discussion between Trump and Duterte (that could be a hoot!) JustinTime keeps tagging along (who’s he gonna sit at the kid’s table with? Will they have chicken nuggets and poutine?).

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  6. n1ghtcr4wler says:

    has anyone made Thrilla in Manila references yet?

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Fe says:

    Our President is fearless and protected by God. He has been a pleasure to watch throughout this historic Asian trip. Shame on the enemedia aka Fake News Cabal for their almost 100% blackout. Thank you Sundance for walking us through each leg of this very important trip.

    The highlights were our beautiful FLOTUS being photobombed by the Panda, her interactions with the children wherever she went, PDJT’s blowback of the enemedia at the Hanoi presser, and his touching base with Putin, the thousands of Vietnamese cheering his motorcade on, and that great tweet about little fat man in NK 😂.

    President Trump won over this region of the world and I’m so proud of him and our First Lady. Everywhere he goes, they love him except for the putrid never trump leftists and treasonous fake news Cabal in our country. But not to worry, because we have ourselves a genius for a President, and he plays the fools like a fiddle, that I can tell you. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️❤️❤️😀

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    • Tegan says:

      It looked as though he was “ carrying”..bulge at right side of belt. Undoubtedly not, but that’s the first thing coming to my mind.


    • Sharon says:

      Fe: I was telling my sister in law this afternoon about Trumps trips overseas and how well they treat him and with the little kids holding the American flag and then you look at the left and media and others here in this country treating our President like dirt and burning the flag and taking the knee! Disgusting!

      Liked by 6 people

    • Orygun says:

      Very nice synopsis Fe! The tweet was hilarious by President Trump! He never loses his sense of humor.. amazing!
      Every day I think “so this is what it is like to have a real President”. It is fun and educational all in one.

      Liked by 3 people

  8. theresanne says:

    Pres Trump looks GREAT!
    PM Trudeau looks like a lady I saw on the Great British Baking Show last night.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. 17CatsInTN says:

    Isn’t it nice not to have to worry about how much the administration is opening up citizens of this country to destruction because of their treasonous meetings and hidden deals with foreign dignitaries/leaders?

    Every moment of every day I thank God for President Trump, the team he is building and for our beautiful FLOTUS. It is truly miraculous after the last 3 decades of traitors, deadbeats and globalist sellouts. When you watch President Trump in action, it really makes you realize just how much our last four presidents sold out our nation.

    Liked by 13 people

  10. Kerry Gimbel says:

    I feel the media did not look forward to this overseas trip. The first couple times they were really hoping for a failure. But Trump has shined every time he has gone abroad. They knew what to expect this time. Ha ha

    Liked by 9 people

  11. Curry Worsham says:

    Thrilla in Manila.

    Liked by 15 people

  12. chooseamerica says:

    I read where the jihadi threat level on President Trump is high in the Phillipines.

    Let’s join together in a continous prayer circle and ask God to shine the light of his love and protection on our president so that he may return home safely.

    Thank you God for all of your many blessings and for helping us elect President Trump.

    Liked by 17 people

    • thluckyone says:

      AMEN! Oh, AMEN! THANK YOU, PRECIOUS LORD! AMEN! Yes it was HIM guiding our wounded nation back to His fold. Oh, chooseamerica, I’d better shut up but you really pushed my PRAISE GOD!!! button. You know don’t you? You KNOW how close we were. You KNOW what it is from which we’ve been rescued.

      On my FACE! On my freaking FACE before Almighty God. Sorry, I’ll stop. But THANK YOU, chooseamerica. Bless you for being here!

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      • chooseamerica says:

        Thank you, lucky.

        It’s a really warm experience to feel the sense of community we treepers have here. Our world has become increasingly isolated but this is the place where thoughtful, like minded people can come for a respite and just hang out on a tree limb.

        Our special thanks goes to Sundance for creating this God given opportunity for all of us.

        Thank you, Sundance.

        Liked by 4 people

      • Cheri Winters says:

        AMEN all treepers say a AMEN; SO BE IT GOD HEARS AND ANSWERS!✨🙏✨
        Yes, a closet reader for over a year!
        YUGE insight springs forth from the trunk
        Every branch imparting wisdom
        A touch of heaven on earth
        Warm love to all,

        Liked by 1 person

    • M. Mueller says:

      Yes. All glory and honor be to God!

      Liked by 4 people

  13. mot2grls says:

    I think President Trump is rocking his shirt!

    Liked by 4 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      I think it’s goofy as heck. And endearing in a kind of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” kind of way, if you’ve seen that vid. of him slaughtering the song, while Melania looks on in a “you’re such a love-able nerd” way. haha.

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    • jbrickley says:

      It’s a barong, a formal transparent embroidered oriental shirt typically made from pineapple or silk and it’s worn by men in lieu of a tuxedo shirt, tie and jacket at formal events such as weddings, etc. Typically worn over a white t-shirt. They are quite cool in the heat and it’s wicked hot in the Philippines. Worse than Florida in mid-July. Today’s weather in Manila was in the upper 80’s to 90’s with 91% humidity. Add in the air pollution and it’s very uncomfortable until you get near the shore and have a sea breeze. I am told you get used to it but it would take me over a year for that to happen. Most of their vehicles run on diesel and it is not sulfur free nor is it treated with DEF AdBlue. Most of the cars and especially trucks and busses are putting out a lot of pollution. The fuel is low grade compared to what we use in the USA and it’s expensive too, sold by the liter. Smells like the 1970’s over there as a result.

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  14. MVW says:

    Twilight zone we have lived in since Reagan, where America and Americans were sold for pennies for a $million dollars by world class grifters, has been left. Entering the Trump dimension. MAGA.

    Liked by 8 people

  15. sunnydaze says:

    What’s the European Council (Donald Tusk) doing there? Europe doesn’t border on the Pacific Ocean.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. snailmailtrucker says:

    Hey…..Where’s Hillary ?


    Liked by 3 people

    • Monadnock says:

      Thanks snailmail, I enjoyed a chuckle reading your post! 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

    • kate says:

      Just imagine if she was there most likely she could drink them under the table before she herself would fall down by tripping on her heel.(wink wink)

      Liked by 2 people

      • Maquis says:

        Yeah, while talking over her shoulder carrying a cup of coffee, waltzing down the stairs whilst juggling apples and bananas, solving World Hunger and rocking a Mao ensemble to die for.

        Sigh. All the fabulous fakery we are missing out on.

        So Glad.


  17. scott467 says:

    “Prime Minister Modi is likely to reassert India’s push to create a global approach to deal with terrorism. ”


    A ‘global approach’ presupposes a ‘global community’ (there is no such thing), and it presupposes ‘globalism’, and that’s over.

    As for terrorism, the first step to dealing with terrorism is to acknowledge the source of terrorism: ISLAM

    Say it.


    It is an ideology of atrocities and crimes against humanity, which was invented by a rapist and a mass-murderer.

    There is no way to sugar-coat that or pretend like it’s something other than what it is, a religion of death invented by a murderer.

    And until or unless people confront that reality, there will never be any end to the ‘terrorism’ these liars claim to want to ‘cease’.

    And they are liars, if they deny that ISLAM is the source and root of the problem.

    Japan has no ‘islamic terrorism’ problem, because Japan has NO islam.

    The Japan model is the correct model.

    Not the Israeli model. The Israeli model is the model for living in constant threat, because the threat of islam is all around them, all the time. The Japan model is infinitely better.


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    • scott467 says:

      I forgot to add, if anyone can show where my understanding is wrong, please do.

      I would like to know.

      Liked by 1 person

      • thluckyone says:

        Scott, we have no disagreement. Please let me add: “Islam is like sin. The only treatment for sin is death on the Cross – with Jesus Christ – who became sin for us. There is no ‘reform’ in Islam, just as there is no ‘reform’ for sin.”

        “To rescue the sinner, the sin must die – horribly. To rescue the human race from Islam, Islam must be crucified. And ultimately, Islam must DIE for the safety of human civilization and for the unburdening of future generations.”

        “Many Muslims can be rescued from Islam. However, the hate-filled and racist, misogynist and imperialist idolatry/ideology of the pseudo-‘messenger’ of allah (hu ohynkksmoor) must be eradicated along with it’s remaining adherents and sympathizers.” I know this sounds horrific but think of the millions who already have suffered, because of Islam. Then think of the millions who otherwise will YET suffer because of Islam.

        No quarter can be offered. Muslims & their sympathizers must leave Islam or face the consequences (think of the end of ISIS). The nations of the human race must agree on this – for the sake of the future of the human race.

        Islam offers no other choice to the future. We must also offer no other choice to the slaves of Mohammad. They are slaves. They are hostages and they are human shields for the “big club” of the monsters who run the “Islamic” masquerade of respectability.

        I can think of no better statesman to ultimately bring about the eradication of Islam than President Donald J Trump. My sense is that this is part of the reason The Lord Almighty God has chosen him for this time. Islam has been weighed in the balance – and has been found wanting. The beginning of the end is now.

        Make the WORLD great again – WITHOUT Islam!

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        • scott467 says:

          “Many Muslims can be rescued from Islam. However, the hate-filled and racist, misogynist and imperialist idolatry/ideology of the pseudo-‘messenger’ of allah (hu ohynkksmoor) must be eradicated along with it’s remaining adherents and sympathizers.” I know this sounds horrific but think of the millions who already have suffered, because of Islam. Then think of the millions who otherwise will YET suffer because of Islam.”


          It doesn’t sound horrific to me at all, it sounds like reality, like common sense, like truth spoken plainly without consideration for the lies of political-correctness.

          I agree that there are many good people who are caught up in ‘islam’, but there are no ‘good Muslims’, just as there were no ‘good Nazis’.

          You couldn’t be a ‘Nazi’ during WWII and be ‘good’, you could not believe the teachings of Nazism and be ‘good’.

          The only ‘good’ Nazis were dead Nazis. And those who escaped Nazi occupied territory, renounced Nazism, and fought with the Allies to defeat Nazism.

          Likewise, it is not possible to believe the teachings of the murderer Mohamad or the Koran and be ‘good’.

          If any Muslim chooses to be ‘good’, he will escape islam-occupied territory, renounce islam, and fight to defeat islam.

          It’s not rocket science, it’s not even complicated, it’s simple and easy to understand. All that is required is honesty. Intellectual honesty. It is as simple as black and white, good and evil, right and wrong.

          Again, if my understanding is somehow incorrect, I invite anyone to explain how my understanding is in error.

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  18. burnett044 says:

    as Trump goes from country to country..has has to wear different odd outfits….the things he does for us.


  19. Reader-Between-the-Lines says:

    I almost feel bad for the substitute drama teacher/part-time ski instructor because he didn’t have his bff Macaroni to sit with him at the kid’s table. On the bright side, maybe he got to show Duterte his socks.

    Liked by 3 people

  20. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    Beautiful pics and videos, Sundance. Thank you so much. I do miss FLOTUS, though. She would have really shone there at that gala.

    Liked by 4 people

  21. paul busby says:

    Our President looks very healthy and happy.

    Liked by 4 people

  22. paul busby says:

    Its good to see our President display so much strength and courage. And to also show honor to represent our great nation. I’ll be glad when the President RETURNS

    Liked by 7 people

  23. IMO says:

    Duterte’s wife looked delighted when greeting President Trump. Looks like they were joking about something maybe that tunic he was wearing. 😂

    President Trump the life of the party.

    Liked by 6 people

  24. YvonneMarie says:

    She is pretty.


  25. IMO says:

    Our A Team looks relaxed and happy. I don’t see Wilbur at the table. Maybe busy wheeling and dealing.

    Liked by 4 people

  26. Watch the treatment the Secretary General of the UN receives … this is right after Trump leaves the photo-op…what a huge contrast:

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  27. Sylvia Avery says:

    Too bad this trip didn’t get the press coverage it deserved. The pageantry and splendor on display was really amazing and visually good for TV if they had only elected to cover it.

    More important is the significance of this, if the press had cared to analyze it. But no, they have been more interested in the Judge Moore story, and in the “lunatic old man” statement, and the ongoing Muh Russia “He Believes Putin!” stuff that makes me feel a bit like I am back in Middle School….

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    • suejeanne1 says:


      All those snooty guys and gals opining on the “news” – they act like your worst nightmare 8th grade classmates who think the world begins and ends with what they wear, what they think, who they can make feel bad. People on there who were notably wrong all through the Presidential campaign – why does Gloria Borger even have her job on CNN, she was so wrong all the way

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  28. A2 says:

    I’ve been watching Japanese news the past few days and I just want to say PM Abe is rocking it as the President’s ‘wingman’ in Asia. He has done a lot of work on bringing the ‘Indo-Pacific’ alliance into fruition with India.

    Also, the Pres of Vietnam said at the presser in Hanoi that he was onboard to coordinating Pres Trump’s vision (within APEC and ASEAN). Indeed, in his opening remarks he actually was quoting the President’s words from his speech to APEC the day before.

    Pres Duterte has already made his opening salvo on China’s island building and militarization of those islands, the nine-dash line, China’s refusal to abide by UNCLOS and The Hague judgments against China that China is ignoring, as well as FoN.

    ASEAN is going to get very interesting.

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  29. A2 says:

    Well the “Quad” met (US, Japan, India and Australia) first time since 2007(because of Chinese objections)
    Here are the readouts:

    Mouthpiece in Beijing had this to say:

    “Many in Beijing believe Trump will be an unreliable partner for India. “I see nothing coming from Trump’s Indo-Pacific strategy,” says leading strategist Shen Dingli. “The Indo-Pacific has always been free and open. Oceans can’t be divided. China is an Indian Ocean player, and the Indian Ocean doesn’t belong to anyone-to China, India or the US. Obama’s work will be undone by Trump, and all Trump is doing will be undone by his successor. By wasting American time, energy and resources, they are successfully bringing China to the top of the world.”

    Having a laugh at Mr Shen.

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  30. A2 says:

    China and Vietnam have signed an MoU on cooperation between the Belt and Road Initiative and Vietnam’s “Two Corridors and One Economic Circle” plan.

    I have a feeling that MoU will gather well deserved dust unless China coughs up a bigger bribe, I mean ‘funding’.

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