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Trump and Abe's scandal-stained summit

Baggage with vandalized photos of Japanese prime minister
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The Mar-a-Lago summit beginning today between President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe brings together two leaders mired in scandal — and itching for political wins.

The bottom line: By all appearances, this is a summit on foreign policy and the North Korean nuclear threat, but everything these two leaders put on the table is going to be framed by their respective domestic woes.