An excited crowd of South Koreans greeted US President Donald Trump on his first visit to Seoul.
Thousands lined the street leading to South Korea’s Presidential Blue House.
Some celebrated Trump’s tough rhetoric on stopping North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats while others came out to show support for the South Korea-US alliance.
I came here to welcome the president of the nation. That is our ally and blood brother and helped South Korea during the Korean War.I must come here as president Trump is supporting South Korea under threat from North Korea.
But smaller groups protested Trump’s visit. His tough words on north Korea and the US military presence.
If he wants peace in the world as a president of the most powerful nation.He should come out for negotiation, for unconditional talks with North Korea and I would like him to clarify that there will be no war on the Korean Peninsula.
Police in mass numbers isolated some anti-Trump protesters on a Main Square before the US president’s motorcade drove past.
The vast majority welcomed the leader of America.The force that has helped ensure peace in South Korea for decades and they hope for decades to come.
Daniel Schearf VOA News, Seoul.