President Donald Trump, left, speaks as South Korean President Moon Jae-in looks on during a joint news conference at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Landing at Osan Air Base outside Seoul, the president and first lady Melania Trump stepped down from Air Force One onto a red carpet as he began a 24-hour visit that could aggravate tensions with North Korea.He then flew by helicopter to Camp Humphreys, the largest U.S. military base in the country, and met U.S. and South Korean troops, along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.Trump praised President Moon, hailing him for "great cooperation," despite differences over how to confront North Korea and over a trade pact between the United States and South Korea.The South Korea leg of Trump's trip is an effort to present a united front despite differences with Moon over how to confront North Korea, as well as Trump's complaints over the two countries' trade agreement and South Korean defense spending.Trump has criticised Moon over his support for diplomatic engagement with Pyongyang -- something the U.S. president once called "appeasement" -- and has threatened to pull out of a free trade pact between the two countries.
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