President Trump will extend his first trip to Asia as president by one day to attend a major international summit in the Philippines, the White House announced Friday.
Trump had faced criticism over his initial decision to skip the East Asia Summit, an annual gathering of Asian nations and other partners countries including the U.S. and Russia.
“We’re actually staying an extra day in the Philippines,” Trump told reporters before leaving on the five-nation trip. “We have a big conference, a second conference. And I think we’re going to have great success.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later confirmed the move.
Source: The Hill