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POTUS in Singapore: When did Trump’s predecessors last make high-profile visits?

Including the Trump-Kim summit - the incidences can be counted on one hand.

We’d like to entertain the notion that, with the historic 2018 Trump-Kim summit, Singapore’s going to cement its place as a nexus for matters of intercontinental importance. Perhaps one barometer of that is how frequent the most powerful man in the world – the President of the United States – visits. Yet that track record is not as illustrious as one may imagine. Here’s a roundup of the brief history the island-nation has had with POTUS.

  • Jan 1992: George H.W. Bush

    George Bush Sr. was the first U.S. President to ever visit Singapore. Here he is photographed sharing a joke at the Raffles Hotel lobby with then Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew and then National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft. Mr Lee, who had known Mr Bush for many years, called on the President at the hotel in the afternoon.
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