A year on, Trump makes election win a key topic on Asia trip

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As President Donald Trump contends with the looming threat from North Korea, thorny trade disputes and the delicate dance of international diplomacy, he has another thing on his mind: last year’s Election Day.

Through the first two legs of his five-country swing through Asia, Trump has been making prominent mention of his upset victory in the 2016 presidential election, one year ago Wednesday.

As he sat down Tuesday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top officials, Trump opened his remarks by pointing to the date.

In Japan, Trump bragged about the stock market and unemployment rate to an audience of U.S. and Japanese business leaders.

The references aren’t novel. Trump still seems consumed by the 2016 campaign, relitigating its controversies and dwelling on his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.