Trump Says He Will Make A “Major Statement” When He Returns To The US

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This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

After a 12-day tour through five Asian countries where he discussed the threat posed by North Korea and how America might shrink its massive trade deficits, President Donald Trump is heading back to the US Tuesday. And in true Trump fashion, the president hinted that he would be making a “major announcement” upon his return to the states – but offered no clues about what the topic of said “announcement” might be.

Here’s the tweet, sent around 1 a.m. Eastern Time:

I will be making a major statement from the @WhiteHouse upon my return to D.C. Time and date to be set.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2017

Of course, there’s a lot happening in Washington right now, and Trump’s hinted-at announcement could be in reference to one of any number of issues. Will he deliver an update on the administration’s position regarding tax reform as two bills that differ in dramatic fashion wend through Congress? Perhaps some type of security announcement? Or the revelation that the US has finally entered into talks with North Korea after Trump adopted a notably softer tone toward his favorite Asian antagonist over the weekend?

There’s also the possibility that he could deliver an official statement about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who Trump previously said should “do the right thing” and step aside if allegations about him having inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl turn out to be true?

Shortly before his teaser tweet about the upcoming announcement, the president hinted that he had made some major breakthroughs on behalf of the US’s trading relationship in the region, claiming that the US’s regional partners now understand that trade deficits “must come down”?

After my tour of Asia, all Countries dealing with us on TRADE know that the rules have changed. The United States has to be treated fairly and in a reciprocal fashion. The massive TRADE deficits must go down quickly!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2017

The president also took the time to thank the staff of the US embassy in the Philippines for doing such “GREAT WORK” during his visit. Strangely, similar praise for other US embassies in the region was not forthcoming.

THANK YOU to the amazing staff and their families of the United States Embassy in the Philippines. Keep up the GREAT WORK! pic.twitter.com/3ABVXTsJM0

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2017

He also took a swing at polls that reflect a presidential approval rating below 40%, pointing to a Rasmussen poll that puts his approval rating at a reasonable 46%…

One of the most accurate polls last time around. But #FakeNews likes to say we’re in the 30’s. They are wrong. Some people think numbers could be in the 50’s. Together, WE will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! pic.twitter.com/YhrwkdObhP

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2017

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