President Trump in China – Key Items on the Agenda

President Donald Trump speaks, accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a joint news conference at the Akasaka Palace, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Tokyo. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)

SEATTLE -- North Korea is responding to President Donald Trump's tough words in Asia by saying the U.S. should oust him from power. State-run media in North Korea is referring to Trump as a "lunatic old man" and says the U.S. should force Trump out "to get rid of the abyss of doom." The U.S. should heed its advice "if it does not want a horrible nuclear disaster and tragic doom,” the report said.

Mr. Trump is in China now, where he is expected to ask President Xi Jinping to do more to pressure North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

Before arriving in China on Wednesday, Trump told the South Korean National Assembly that "all responsible nations must join forces to isolate the brutal regime of North Korea."

On the KOMO Midday News (weekdays 1-3pm), we spoke to Professor David Bachman at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies about the president’s goals in his talks with the president of China. (Click the picture above to hear the audio).

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