But overnight it's still not clear if a meeting between the two world leaders will be happening.
President Trump arriving at the APEC Summit in Da Nang Vietnam. Trade and economic growth are on the top of his agenda.
Leaders here are anxious to see what President Trump's America first policies mean for them, in the wake of him pulling out of the Trans Pacific Partnership, a regional trade agreement.
It's a packed schedule for President Trump over the next 24 hours, but one thing is missing, a sitdown with Russian President Vladimir Putin. President Trump had said last week he expected he would meet with Putin telling reporters he wants the russian president's help on North Korea. The White House cited scheduling conflicts, but Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said it's possible and likely the two presidents could bump into each other and say hello.
And the White House weighed in on an explosive political controversy back home. Alabama Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore has denied a report that he engaged in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl in the late 1970s.
Prominent republicans are questioning whether he should remain in the race. The White House said if the allegations are true, then Roy Moore should quote "do the right thing and step aside."
Sarah Sanders told reporters on Air Force One that the president believes a mere allegation, in this case from years ago, should not be allowed to destroy a person's life. Sanders said the president remains focused on his work here in Asia.