Fact Check: Examining Trump’s Asia Deals That He Says Are Worth Billions

Abroad this week, President Trump said he struck deals with China, Japan and South Korea — citing earlier agreements and relying on wishful thinking.

WASHINGTON — President Trump advertised his deal-making prowess during his Asia trip this week, claiming to have struck economic, energy and military trade agreements with Japan, South Korea and China worth billions of dollars.Whatever bill of goods Mr. Trump is selling, his claims require more context.In the latest claim, issued on Friday, the White House released two statements saying the United States and China “signed trade and investment deals worth more than $250 billion” while Mr. Trum...