Published: Sun, November 12, 2017
World | By Melba Underwood

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Falls Into Bunker During Round With President Trump

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Falls Into Bunker During Round With President Trump

Trump earlier shared a brief clip of himself golfing with Abe and professional golfer Hideki Matsuyama.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave U.S. President Donald Trump a golden table runner on Monday to commemorate their summit in Tokyo, the Foreign Ministry said. "He served Trump a lot of delicious food but in return all he got was being forced to promise to buy more weapons". Trump, meanwhile, sports a spontaneous and, at times, impatient manner, on display again yesterday when he and Abe took part in a traditional feeding of koi in a pond.

Abe also called Trump his "dear friend" and hailed the benefits of what he called "golf diplomacy".

At an afternoon news conference with Abe in Tokyo, Trump declared, "the era of strategic patience is over", and promised to counter "the risky aggressions" of the country led by Kim Jong-un, who the president has repeatedly called "Rocket Man".

When the embarrassing incident occurred at Kasumigaseki Country Club on November 5, Trump apparently didn't even notice, the Daily Mail reports.

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Naturally, the media seized upon's Trump apparent clumsiness, quickly harvesting the necessary online mockery to provide the wider-social and political context of the fish food gaffe, while also highlighting the potential fatal consequences for those being fed. By the time Trump called Abe to wave him off, however, Trump said Abe was already on the plane to NY.

Abe tweeted about their golf outing on Sunday and wrote: 'Golf and great friends. Atmosphere invites stimulating conversation.

Trump has delivered harsh denunciations of Kim, belittling him as "Little Rocket Man" but suggested that it would be "a tremendous signal" if North Korea returned the captives.

"Some people say my rhetoric is very strong but look what has happened with very weak rhetoric in the last 25 years", Trump was quoted as saying by The Associated Press. "I'll let you know if I don't stay fresh. That I can tell you", Trump said.

President Donald Trump is on his 12-day trip to Asian countries, which includes stops in South Korea, Vietnam, China and the Philippines after a visit to Japan.

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