After Nearly 2 Weeks In Asia, Trump Heads Home After ‘Fruitful’ Trip

    President Trump said goodbye to Asia Tuesday, after visiting five countries, attending three international summits and meeting with more than half-a-dozen foreign leaders. "It's been a great 12 days," the president said, capping off the longest overseas trip by a U.S. leader in 25 years. Trump insisted it was a fruitful journey. Asian leaders staged increasingly elaborate welcome ceremonies, competing to win favor from the U.S. president, who has a showman's eye for spectacle. "It was red carpet like nobody, I think, has probably every received," Trump said. "And that really is a sign of respect, perhaps for me a little bit, but really for our country." Trump extended his trip by one day, in order to attend a summit of East Asian leaders in the Philippines. He'd originally planned to skip the gathering, which analysts warned could have sent a worrisome signal to allies and adversaries already questioning the U.S. commitment to the region. Trump says he still wants to be a player inOriginal Article