U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he arrives for a meeting at the Pentagon, accompanied by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Vice President Mike Pence in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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