President Trump is almost finished with his 12-day tour of Asia, which comes during a tense time in the region. With an ever more powerful China looking to expand its influence and North Korea growing ever closer to perfecting it’s long range nuclear weaponry, there’s a lot on the line. Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry tells KLIN News with such big issues on the table for discussion with Asia’s leaders, the trip presents an extremely valuable opportunity for Trump to prove his diplomatic chops.
Congressman Fortenberry says the trip offers Trump chances to de-escalate tensions, increase pressure on North Korea, and make it clear to Asia’s leaders where he stands on trade. In particular, Congressman Fortenberry says Trump should use America’s unique relationship with China to tame North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.