In interviews this weekend, Trump continued to insist on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and made a series of promises that aren’t factually accurate. In at least one interview, he seemed not to know key details about various compromises and amendments that House Republicans have been floating to try to revive the Trump/Ryan bill that was so unpopular it couldn’t be brought to a vote.
Trump had a "very friendly" call on Saturday with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, in which Trump invited Duterte to visit the White House. Duterte is yet another authoritarian leader to be embraced by Trump; he has been accused of ordering extrajudicial killings of several thousand drug suspects. After the election, Trump spoke with Duterte and the strongman later said that Trump congratulated him on his anti-drug campaign. On Monday, Trump followed up his controversial comments about Duterte by saying that he would be “honored” to meet with Kim Jong Un, the North Korean dictator, “under the right circumstances.” Trump has praised Kim in the past, as he has with most dictators, but lately he has taken a harsher tone regarding North Korea.