HANOI, Vietnam — President Donald Trump is offering to serve as a mediator on the South China Sea territorial disputes as he meets with the president of Vietnam.
Trump is telling President Tran Dai Quang he knows Vietnam has had a dispute with China over the strategic waterways.
Trump says he's a "very good mediator and a very good arbitrator" and willing to help.
Trump was speaking to Quang at the start of their meetings in Hanoi. Trump says North Korea "continues to be a problem" and he's hopeful that Chinese President Xi Jinping will "be a tremendous help." Trump says he also hopes that Russia will "be a tremendous help."
Trump says they'll also talk about trade. He says the U.S. will "be treated fairly," adding, "past administrations didn't understand trade."