TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VIETNAM: “Visiting Vietnam for the first time, President Trump arrived for an economic summit meeting on Friday [11-10-17] in a country still grappling with the legacy of its war with the United States two generations ago — land mines and Agent Orange, and some three million people killed.
Yet here in Vietnam, bitter memories of the war have dissipated — even if its poisonous inheritance has not…
Mr. Trump, in fact, is more popular in Vietnam than he is back at home, according to a Pew survey that found that 58 percent of Vietnamese were confident in his ability to guide international affairs.
The legacy of the Vietnam War — or the American War, as it is known here — is particularly resonant in Danang, the first stop on Mr. Trump’s two-day tour of Vietnam. The central Vietnamese city is hosting the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting, where Mr. Trump is expected to give a speech on the American vision for growth in the Asia-Pacific region.”
-Hannah Beech, “In Danang, Vietnam, Trump Makes a Friendlier American Landing,” The New York Times online, Nov. 9, 2017