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Trump Caps Eventful Week on Florida Golf Course

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After summit with China’s Xi, cruise missiles launch at Syrian airbase, president dispatches naval force to western Pacific, talks to Japan’s Abe
U. S. President Donald Trump went to one of his golf courses on the Florida Atlantic coast Sunday for a second consecutive day, following an eventful week that included his much-scrutinized summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, during which he ordered cruise missiles launched at a Syrian airbase.
White House officials were tight-lipped about the president’s activities Saturday and Sunday, which were known to have included time on the golf course and a long phone call, the second in a span of four days, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
In the most recent conversation, which lasted 45 minutes, Abe told reporters he and the U. S. president “frankly exchanged opinions about North Korea and Syria following Thursday’s U. S. Navy strike on a Syrian airfield that was believed to be the launch site for last week’s chemical attack on civilians in rebel-held territory that killed dozens, including children.
The two leaders “completely agreed on the importance of solidarity among the United States, Japan and South Korea regarding North Korea’s increasing ballistic missile and nuclear weapons development threats, ” Abe said.
The White House, in its statement released Sunday about the previous day’s call, said Trump thanked Abe for his support of the U. S. missile strikes and they “also agreed to further cooperation on a range of regional issues, including the threat posed by North Korea.”
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