- President Donald Trump on Monday sought to boost what he called a trade deal “in principle” with Japan that he announced the previous day , but Japanese Foreign Ministry spokesman Takeshi Osuga said Monday that talks were still at a more preliminary stage. Trump on Sunday said Japan would buy large quantities of U.S. wheat and corn under the deal.
- Trump dismissed concerns about climate change, saying that the U.S. “has tremendous wealth” “under its feet” and that he’s not going to lose it “on dreams, on windmills.” He skipped a session on the topic earlier Monday.
- Trump said he wasn’t seeking regime change in Iran and is open to negotiating with the president of the country, which he’s sanctioned and denounced for supporting terrorism. “I really believe Iran could be a great nation, but they can’t have nuclear weapons,” he said.
- The seven nations pledged $20 million to help Amazon countries fight raging wildfires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says rich countries were treating the region like a “colony.”
- Trump said his hotel in Doral, Florida, is a strong contender to host next year’s Group of Seven summit and said he wouldn’t profit from hosting it.
— The Los Angeles Times and Associated Press