President Donald Trump is back in the United States after a 12-day trip to Asia, and he says that he has big news to share. Trump tweeted from his official account Tuesday that he would be giving a “major statement” from the White House.
There were no scheduled events on Trump’s public schedule Wednesday, but according to Reuters, he will give the announcement at the White House beginning at 3:30 p.m. Eastern. You can watch a live stream of his remarks at the top of the page.
Trump isn’t expected to take questions from media members, but he may mention his opinion on the latest in the Roy Moore controversy. On November 9, The Washington Post published a story featuring the stories of four women, who claim they had relationships with the Republican Senate candidate decades ago. Some were minors at the time, and they allege that Moore sexually harassed and assaulted them.
Then on November 13, another woman, Beverly Young Nelson, accused Moore of groping her against her will when she was a 16-year-old waitress at a restaurant in Alabama.
Moore has categorically denied the accusations and has threatened lawsuit against the newspaper. Lawmakers on both sides of the political spectrum have called for Moore to drop out of the Senate race.
Among the most notable were Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said that he believes that women’s stories and called on Moore to “step aside” in the election.
While it seems unlikely Trump will comment at length about the Moore controversy, it seems like a major possibility that his announcement will have to do with trade.
Trump on Wednesday took to Twitter and appeared to tease the announcement on trade and his newfound relationship with China President Xi Jinping.
“A lot of things are happening on trade,” Trump said following a meeting with the leaders of Australia and Japan. “And I’ll be announcing pretty much what happened here, and also with other meetings, including China and South Korea and lots of other places.”
During the campaign trail, Trump took every chance he had to bash China and the deals made by the previous administration with the Asian country. One of his main goals in Asia was to tout American businesses in an effort to get them to purchase domestically-made products.
While in China, Trump announced over $250 billion in business dealings with companies in Beijing, though many of the deals are nonbinding, The Hill reported. Trump also spoke at the APEC CEO Summit, where he said that he doesn’t blame China for “taking advantage” of the U.S. when it comes to trade.
“If their representatives are able to get away with it, they are just doing their jobs,” Trump said. “I wish previous administrations in my country saw what was happening and did something about it. They did not, but I will. From this day forward, we will compete on a fair and equal basis. We are not going to let the United States be taken advantage of any more.”
Trump arrived back in Washington D.C. from his trip to Asia on Tuesday night.