Trump upbeat on potential for US-Japan trade deal

  • President Donald Trump, third from right, and first lady Melania Trump, second from right, welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, third from left, and his wife Akie Abe, left, to the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 26, 2019. The Trumps are hosting the Abes for dinner at the White House. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

  • President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 26, 2019. The meeting comes on the heels of the recent nuclear talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Vladimir Putin of Russia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump expressed confidence Friday that a bilateral trade deal between the U.S. and Japan can be reached quickly despite ongoing differences over tariffs as he opened talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House.

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