Wheels Up and Headed Home…

President Trump left the Philippines a little early Tuesday after the East Asia Summit schedule was running late.  According to Reuters President Trump left Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to attend the plenary session.

[Pool Report] POTUS, wearing a blue tie, exited Marine One, walked to Air Force One, shook a few people’s hands and scaled the stairs. He entered Air Force One at 3:12 pm and waved.

Trump did not stay for family photo with the 18 members of the East Asia Summit. The event was running behind schedule and he opted to leave.

Some quick notes on Trump’s remarks before we left the convention center. They were hard to hear, but they were largely repetitive if his previous comments about the trip:

♦he said his planned post-Asia-trip announcement at the White House will take place either on Wednesday or Thursday, saying it’s up in the air because the media is tires and he wants to accommodate us.

♦ he said the trip was “tremendously successful.”

♦ “We’ve explained that the United States is open for trade, but reciprocal trade.”

♦ “I’ve made a lot of friends at he highest levels,” trump said of the trip.

♦ on his welcome in China: “people really have never seen anything like it.”

♦ he said the last administration had a “a lot of problems” in terms of their relationship with the Philippines, saying it was “horrible.”

♦ “It is very important that we get along with the Philippines and we do,” he said, calling it a “strategic location.”

♦ on the trip overall: “I think the fruits of are going to be incredible.”

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71 Responses to Wheels Up and Headed Home…

  1. tappin52 says:

    Have a safe trip. Mr. President. You did a great job!

    Liked by 31 people

  2. JM Covfefe says:

    General Sundance works as hard as OPDJT. Thank You.
    Get some sleep. Somehow I think the quickening is going to even quicker when our POTUS’s feet touch US soil.
    What a time to be alive and in a front seat witnessing history!

    Liked by 34 people

  3. daughnworks247 says:

    T-Rex is more than capable. Proud of the whole team.
    Proud of you too Sundance, and crew.

    Liked by 30 people

  4. daughnworks247 says:

    I have a $5 bet with husband saying we get our Subic Bay base back again, or similar facility, because of Chinese expansion in South China Sea. President noted ‘strategic location’, and I’m looking good.

    Liked by 20 people

    • kroesus says:

      we only lost it b/c of Filipino greed….Mt Pinatubo erupted in 1994 covering the AF base at Angles City in its ash requiring and estimated $1B+ in repairs to get it operational again…..we were paying the Republic of the Philippines $500M/ year to lease it and the Subic Bay/Cubi Pt bases at the time and informed them by treaty requirements we would no longer have need of Clark AFB….the RoP still wanted the full $500M for the one base rather than 2 and would not budge so we voided the lease on both bases…they have had both Chinese and Russian naval assets visit the Philippines docking at the Subic Bay base since our leaving there

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    • Maquis says:

      Very hopeful you win that bet!

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  5. lokiscout says:

    Yeah, time for Dad to get back home the kids have been running amuck in his absence. A little adult supervision and discipline is in order!

    Liked by 16 people

  6. sundance says:

    Liked by 22 people

  7. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    President Trump should hold a Thanksgiving Rally. 😀

    Liked by 11 people

  8. Grandma Covfefe says:

    Our prayers are with your, President Trump, for a safe trip to Hawaii and then DC. Sleep well tonight.

    Liked by 21 people

  9. A2 says:

    What needed to be said and done.
    Sec Tillerson can attend the after talking shop.
    Glad he is coming home. He is facing the Tax reform bill and that needs to pass. It is vital.

    Liked by 14 people

  10. wheatietoo says:

    Come home safe, Mr. President!

    So happy he’s on his way back, finally.
    At least he’s going back in time, traveling east…he will get that half day back that he lost going over.

    Liked by 13 people

  11. PDQ says:

    Glad he is comng home.
    The rats have been playing while the big cat has been away…

    Liked by 9 people

  12. filia.aurea says:

    God speed, Mr. President. All kinds of stink is waiting for you back home, time to open the White House South for the winter season.

    Liked by 6 people

  13. fleporeblog says:

    So proud of our President! He is an incredible man on a mission to MAGA. We as a country are blessed that he is at the helm leading us back to peace and major prosperity.

    Liked by 10 people

  14. Why is the press tired? They haven’t been reporting on anything…plenty of time to sleep.

    Liked by 7 people

  15. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    Glad he is on his way home. Can’t thank you enough, Sundance, for your tremendous gift of your investigative talent and your sacrifice of time and sleep to provide us with this front row seat on the rollacoster to Asia!

    Liked by 9 people

  16. So proud of our POTUS and FLOTUS on a tremendous journey! I am so looking forward to having him back safe & sound here at home!

    Liked by 4 people

  17. elleb77 says:

    Our President needs a Concord – he could get where he’s going so much faster. Think of how much work isn’t getting done while he’s flying.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. elleb77 says:

    By the way, that man needs to tell the world what vitamins he’s taking. He never tires.

    Liked by 5 people

  19. woodstuff says:

    SD said about our Lion’s comments, in essence, “they were largely repetitive if his previous comments about the trip”. Repetition is necessary because the word won’t get out otherwise. If an issue is hammered enough, it gets out better, especially during these times, considering the establishment media.

    Liked by 5 people

  20. Serena says:

    So happy our Glorious Lion is headed home. I sure miss him not being in the White House. Just knowing he is there gives me a feeling of peace and security I have never had before with any other President. It is so reassuring to know he is on our side and he will always be there fighting for us,taking care of business for the American people.God bless you and protect you,Mr. President.

    Liked by 7 people

  21. Texian says:

    Smart move for a multitude of reasons.. On the surface, leave the party shortly after the dinner coffee and before everybody gets too drunk and the fireworks start..

    Liked by 3 people

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Trump leaving ON TIME also sends a strong message that tardiness isn’t part of the Trump schedule. On time and under budget don’t happen on the globalist agenda.

      It’s a security thing, too. Forcing schedule changes into their plans is how the bad guys get THEIR job done. Don’t put up with it.

      Liked by 2 people

      • piper567 says:

        I was specifically impressed with the Chinese festivities and honors being run like clockwork.
        I love it that Trump kept to a schedule and left when the time was right.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Texian says:

        Yes Sir.. And your second point was a primary one in the bucket list of the “multitude of reasons,” and the first thing I thought of.. it was probably getting dicey.. get the heck out of there.. “..know when to walk away.. and know when to run..”

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  22. blognificentbee says:

    The first picture is a keeper! Strength.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. I am waiting for MSM report that ” POTUS left SOS T.Rex alone in Philippines because he does not like TREX. What a disgrace for POTUS to do. None of the previous POTUS(s) did like that. It indicates that SOS is going to be replaced by Turtle”. The MSMs will also say that ” POTUS left early because he wants to play golf in his DC golf course. He is tired, not fit to serve and how can he deal with NOKO or China in case of prolonged month long negotiations if he cannot sustain just 12 days of Asia trip”.
    What a bunch of nutcases. I wish someone in the WH staff post the tired / worn out MSMs pictures. I bet they have 10% of stamina of our POTUS.

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  24. This future short period of time should be very interesting. The democrats party is dead; no matter what they say. And what we are witnessing is the death throes of the establishment republican party and deep state with their desperate efforts to take out Judge Moore.

    Should be fun seeing how President Trump maneuvers his way through the swamp.

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Bendix says:

    When Donald Trump first announced for the office, there was criticism of him for being “unqualified” especially in the area of foreign policy. I don’t know why you’d want someone with experience or expertise in making a big mess, but some people thought that way.
    I always said that Donald Trump had better experience on the world stage, because he knew the players, but was not bound by groupthink ideology and what we did before.
    I also said that as a qualification, I thought Donald Trump’s superior executive function abilities made him better able than many.
    It looks like I was right,and I’d like to give myself a pat on the back.
    To his supporters who were worried that he might ‘let go’ some of his domestic agenda while busy overseas, he’s shown us he’s perfectly capable of keeping multiple plates spinning, and juggling priorities.
    Look at him, his very demeanor says, “I’ve got this”.
    Now he’s right back on that Individual Mandate.
    Okay, I’m losing the words…

    Liked by 2 people

    • Tegan says:

      Chuckie said, ON THE SENATE FLOOR!, that it was one of the most embarrassing overseas trips by a POTUS in his memory! I wish someone would address that, on the Senate floor, and scorch Chuckie.

      Like

  26. G. Combs says:

    “…saying it’s up in the air because the media is tires[d] and he wants to accommodate us.” — ZING! ROTFLMAO!

    Like

  27. Minnie says:

    Perhaps I missed it?

    ETA?

    🇺🇸🦁🇺🇸🙏

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  28. Molly says:

    Air Force One Fighter Jet Escort, taken last week during flight from Japan to South Korea. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    • Maquis says:

      Thanks for that great pic. I keep praying he has an escort at all times in the air, heck, I want a cap patrol covering every place he is on the ground!

      They have to have more than SS with Stingers.

      Liked by 2 people

  29. another GRAND SLAM for the President

    MAGA!!!

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