Trump Says Panama Canal 'Doing Quite Well'

The RC-135 was flying over the Baltic Sea at the time of the incident

Even though Trump's "we" certainly could have been about his pride in USA history, and although it's not clear that he was stating that the Panama canal was recently constructed, the Internet was quick to spring to action.

"The Panama Canal is doing quite well", Mr. Trump said.

US prosecutors have said they are fulfilling a treaty obligation with Panama in requesting that Martinelli, who was arrested on June 12, continue to be held.

He insisted on respecting Trump's criterion of seeking a new settlement, "that is his decision", but "as a president of Panama I clearly left my position" and "we have to build on what is acted and what is achieved".

Trump also highlighted the relationship between the USA and Panama, saying his friendship with Varela is "very, very good".

"The relationship has been very strong", he added.

So I'm really happy to be here today and for four days in Washington, and looking forward to this meeting and the meeting with the other directors of the agencies to establish - to work together very closely with the - President Trump administration for the future of the region.

The two leaders also discussed immigration and development in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

"It's our great honor to have President and Mrs. Varela from Panama".

The president and first lady returned to the White House on Sunday after spending just one night at Camp David with their 11-year-old son, Barron.

Valera and his wife posed briefly for photos with President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump upon their arrival at the White House's south diplomatic entrance.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Again, thank you.

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