US President Donald Trump held a press briefing alongside Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, following talks in Washington DC on Monday.
Trump appeared to congratulate himself for the veracity of his own statement, saying: “Mr prime minister, as your father rightly noted, the development of the economy is very important but equally important is the development of the nature of our society. So true.”
The US president also referenced a business deal signed earlier on Monday between Singaporean and US aircraft companies. “Earlier today, the prime minister and I witnessed a contracts signing between Singapore Airlines, a great airline, and Boeing, worth more than 13.8 billion dollars,” he said.
He added, “I want to thank the Singaporean people for their faith in the American engineering and the American workers.”