President Trump says Vietnam is a "great miracle"

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - President Donald Trump is praising Vietnam in brief remarks before a state dinner, calling the nation "one of the great miracles of the world."
    
He says the United States and Vietnam have "come a long way," in an apparent reference to the Vietnam War.
    
Trump added that "there is nothing more impressive" than the success of the country. He spoke during a state dinner featuring local flavors.
    
On the menu: steamed rice powder rolls "with fluffy pemmican"; shrimp rolled in fried egg; a seafood soup made with fish maw, shrimp, scallop and shark fin; and Dong Tao chicken rolled with lotus and mushrooms.
    
Besides dinner, Trump is scheduled for talks with Vietnamese leaders before heading to the Philippines, his last stop on the trip.   

 

© 2017 Associated Press


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