Transcript for Trump kicks off 13-day trip in Asia
This is a strong cold front pushing through tonight. We'll keep an eye on the storm. Rob, thank you. And we head to Asia now. President trump kicking off his trip. President trump saying Japan and America have never been closer. But this trip in the growing growing shadow of the Russian investigation here at home. Jonathan Karl, traveling with the president this week. Reporter: Shortly after president trump arrived in Japan, he put on a bomber jacket. I like this better. You can have my jacket. Just -- Reporter: In a speech to U.S. Troops at the American air base near Tokyo, he set the tone for a trip where the North Korea threat will be issue number one. No one, no dictator, no regime, and no nation should underestimate, ever, American resolve. We dominate the sky. We dominate the sea. We dominate the land and space. Reporter: In a symbol of his tight relationship with Japanese prime minister Abe, they met at a golf club, signing hats made for the occasion. Donald and shinzo, make alliance even greater. And then a round of golf. But overhanging the trip, troubles for the president's team back home. After indicting former trump campaign chairman Paul manafort, special counsel Robert Mueller begins to question top white house aides later this month. And questions continue to swirl about this campaign meeting, George popadopalos pleading guilty for contacts with Russians. You're going to see more charges coming. Reporter: As he departed from Washington, president trump said it is Hillary Clinton who should be investigated. Will you fire Jeff sessions if the justice department doesn't take action? Honestly, they should be looking at the Democrats, at podesta and all of that dishonesty. Reporter: Speaking to reporters on air force one, the president rejected statements that China's president is the leader on the rise. Excuse me, he said, adding the reason why our stock market is so successful is because of me. I've always been great with money and jobs, that's what I do. The president taking all the credit there. Jonathan joins us live from Tokyo. President trump expected to meet with Vladimir Putin on this trip? Reporter: The president says he expects to see Putin at a summit meeting both are attending in Vietnam. Asked by reporters about what he expects, he said he wants pu@in's help dealing with north Korea. Jonathan, thank you. Now to the explosive details
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