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Trump has calls planned with Abe and Xi

President Trump has consecutive phone calls scheduled Sunday evening with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The first call begins around 8 p.m. Eastern, and both come on the heels of Trump's meeting and joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Though the White House has not announced the calls' focus, Trump is expected to address topics similar to those he discussed with Moon: trade and North Korea. The president is reportedly frustrated over Asian competition for American steel production, as well as Beijing's failure to shutter Pyongyang's nuclear pursuits.