U.S. President Trump has arrived at the G20 Summit in Osaka Japan.
CGTN’s Nathan King reports.
As well as a high stakes face to face meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping to try and stem the simmering trade war the U.S. President will also meet with the leaders of Japan, India, Australia, Russia, and several others- and as usual, Trump made some strong comments ahead of the summit
The President arrived here in a downpour and also under a cloud of controversy about his comments about key allies. In the lead up to this summit he has questioned the Japan-U.S. Security alliance and referred to Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel as a woman who hates the US.
He also targeted Indian Prime Minister Nahendra Modi in a tweet saying, “I look forward to speaking with Prime Minister Modi about the fact that India, for years having put very high Tariffs against the United States, just recently increased the Tariffs even further. This is unacceptable and the Tariffs must be withdrawn!”
The White House said Trump will use this trip to tell the world how well the U.S. economy is doing compared to the rest of the G20.
But allies and adversaries are worried that Trump’s policies are threatening global growth and even the United States’.
Hopes are the Trumps meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping will at least lead to a pause in the trade war and perhaps create a better atmosphere for global growth.
Trump’s first meeting was a dinner with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, no controversial comments here, at least not in front of the cameras.
“We’re allies. The best allies. We did that trade thing cause we’re allies” Trump said.
From Australia to a meeting with hosts Japan, then Germany, Russia and Brazil, the U.S. President’s first day here will be packed with diplomacy and plenty of time for undiplomatic comments.