Is Malaysia Next on Trump’s Visit List?

(source: NYPost)

Early this month, United States President / ex-reality TV star, Donald Trump made his way to Singapore to meet up with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The meeting was held to address the complete denuclearisation of the peninsula and possibly declare an end to the nearly seven-decade long Korean War.

Although the meet-up was a serious deal, we can’t help but laugh at this recording of the meeting that looked like it was straight off the comedy series The Office. Take a look and judge for yourself:


Well, enough funny talk because according to The Star, a White House Official said that Trump might visit Malaysia after the 33rd Asean Summit in November.

National Security Council senior director for Asian affairs Matthew Pottinger, who is the first Trump administrator to visit Malaysia since the historic #GE14, told the media during a round-table here yesterday.

Kuala Lumpur, 15 Dec 2017 – Tun M gesturing at Trump’s face on a banner at an anti-Zionist rally outside the American Embassy. (pic source: NST)

“Trump looks forward to deepening our comprehensive partnership with Malaysia. We’ve got the Asean Summit coming up later this year, so we’re exploring possibilities for the President’s follow-on travel,” he said.

Although it seems like Malaysia is in Trump’s visit list, our new PM, Dr Mahathir is not too keen as he had previously said that he has no plans to meet Trump. Dr M also reportedly said that he does not know how to deal with the “volatile” personality that is Trump, and that Trump “changes his mind overnight.”

(source: SAYS)

When asked whether Dr Mahathir’s negative view of Trump would sour relationships between the two countries, Pottinger said they “look forward to engaging and deepening the bilateral relationships at all levels of government”.

During the recent summit with North Korea in Singapore, Trump said in defence of the hermit nation that “Other countries have also done bad things…”.

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