The Latest: Trump praises new South Korean president | Nation – Alabama News

The Latest: Trump praises new South Korean president | Nation – Alabama News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the South Korean president visit to Washington (all times local):

President Donald Trump is praising South Korean President Moon Jae-in (jah-yihn) at the start of a White House dinner.

Trump says he and Moon plan to discuss the threat from North Korea and trade during their meetings. He predicts their talks could go “late into the evening.”

The president is congratulating Moon on his recent election victory in South Korea. Trump says: “A lot of people didn’t expect that and I did expect it. I thought that was going to happen.”

At the start of their dinner, Moon joked to Trump that he also suffers “a bit from fake news” coverage. Trump laughed and said he hoped the media had heard that.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has arrived at the White House for the start of a two-day meeting with President Donald Trump.

Moon was greeted by Trump on the South Lawn of the White House after meetings earlier in the day with congressional leaders. Moon and Trump are scheduled to have dinner at the White House as the new South Korean leader tries to reassure Washington that he will coordinate closely on dealing with the threat from North Korea.

Moon has called for engagement with North Korea to address its nuclear weapons development. Trump has sought tougher economic pressure and steps to further isolate the North diplomatically.

South Korea’s president has sat down with congressional leaders before holding his first meeting with President Donald Trump.

President Moon Jae-in (MOON JAAH IHN) has stopped on Capitol Hill on his…

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