Flattery in Japan in rearview, Trump returns to DC snarls

Staff Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four days of fun and flattery in Tokyo are over for President Donald Trump.
The sumo wrestling, golf and red carpet strolls give way to the same Washington stew of political, policy and legal snarls that Trump never completely left behind during his four days in Japan , judging by his Twitter feed.
Trump returns home Tuesday still in a running feud with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, eager to diminish 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden, weary of Democratic investigations into his administration and business dealings and contending with a daunting list of foreign policy challenges. Members of Congress, for their part, have largely cleared out of the steamy city for an extended Memorial Day recess.
The past four days in Japan’s capital, by contrast, seemed tailor-made for Trump, who relishes being the center of attention. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shrewdly designed the visit as a series of history-making firsts that put Trump front and center.
Abe made clear that Trump was the guest of honor — there was only one — at the long weekend’s festivities...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.

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