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  • The immigration ban: The president said he has "no doubt" he'll eventually prevail in court and hinted that something is coming "very rapidly" next week on national security.
  • TPP: Prime Minister Abe dodged multiple questions on TPP. Instead, he said he remained focused on a plan for VP Pence to begin a new economic dialogue with Japan's Deputy PM.
  • 1 fun thing: Trump reportedly didn't wear his translation earpiece for Abe's opening statement.

President Trump

  • The U.S. is committed to the security of Japan: Both countries will invest heavily in "mutual defense." Trump specifically singled out the North Korean threat as "very, very high priority."
  • Wants a trading relationship that is free, fair and reciprocal — "benefitting both of our countries."
  • Asked about China's role in Asia: Trump mentions his call with President Xi yesterday, but spiraled away into a discussion on Obamacare.

Prime Minister Abe

  • "Some people mistakenly pronounce my name as 'Abe' which is okay," because even in Japan everyone know the name of "the great president [Lincoln]."
  • Large scale infrastructure investment: Abe said that Japan could help the U.S. build a bullet train from DC to NYC.

Go deeper

SurveyMonkey poll: Trump improves, but not enough

Trump and Biden during the final debate. Photo: Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images

President Trump's final debate performance exceeded Americans' expectations, but it wasn't enough to shift the dynamics that left him trailing Joe Biden across most measures, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey poll.

What they're saying: "Liar" was the word used most by debate watchers to describe Trump's performance, followed by "lies," "strong," "presidential" and "childish." "Presidential" was the word used most to describe Biden's performance, followed by "liar," "weak," "expected" and "honest."

Hunter Biden saga dominates online debate

Data: NewsWhip; Table: Axios Visuals

The mainstream media turned away. But online, President Trump's charges about Hunter Biden were by far the dominant storyline about the final presidential debate, according to exclusive NewsWhip data provided to Axios.

  • Coverage of business dealings by Joe Biden's son — and pre-debate allegations by one of his former business associates, Tony Bobulinski — garnered more than twice as much online activity (likes, comments, shares) as the runner-up.

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