Trump Considering Travel to Tokyo for Summer Olympics

February 19, 2020 Updated: February 19, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Feb. 18 he is considering a visit to Japan this summer for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, a trip that would take him off the campaign trail as he seeks reelection.

Trump was asked about the Summer Games in Tokyo, which begin on July 24, during a meeting with officials involved in the Olympic Games to be held in Los Angeles in 2028.

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures
U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives to speak during a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire on Feb. 10, 2020. (Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump said he was invited by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

“We’ll make that determination. We haven’t made it yet. We might. We’re going to try if we can,” he said.

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First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence at Trump’s 2020 re-election event in Orlando, Fla., on June 18, 2019. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Trump is to travel to India next week but is believed to have a limited schedule of foreign travel this year as he seeks a second four-year term in the Nov. 3 election.

By Steve Holland