Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Donald Trump Trolled by Japanese First Lady

Japan's First Lady Akie Abe Mysteriously Couldn't Speak English When She Met Donald Trump at G-20 Japanese First Lady Snubs Trump By Pretending to Speak No English During Dinner
Preston Stone | 21 July, 2017, 05:51

So here is the question everyone is asking: Did Akie Abe, known as Akky during her days as a celebrity DJ, just pretend not to speak English to avoid conversing with Donald Trump, or did Trump just lie about it because he forgot that the Internet exists?

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe step off of Air Force One in February.

At the controversial G20 dinner in Hamburg, Germany - the one in which Trump had a second, undisclosed meeting with Vladimir Putin after dessert - Abe was seated next to Trump.

Trump said to the New York Times in an interview published Wednesday, "So, I was seated next to the wife of Prime Minister Abe, who I think is a terrific guy, and she's a terrific woman, but doesn't speak English".

"Like, not [even] 'hello, ' " he said, adding: "It's hard, because you know, you're sitting there for ... the dinner was probably an hour and 45 minutes".

"There was one interpreter for Japanese, 'cause otherwise it would have been even tougher", Trump told the Times.

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"Like, not 'hello, '" President Trump responded. Their dinner banter was somewhat limited, because Abe does not speak English.

But Prime Minister Abe's wife, Akie Abe, may have just taken the cake for the best tactic to snub Trump.

Trump meets Abe at the G20 summit on July 8.

While we cannot definitively say that Akie Abe misled Trump on objective, we can still applaud her for successfully avoiding inconsequential small talk with him.

"Though no one could say for certain what her fluency level was, most agreed that what had been characterised as a possible political snub had more likely been a convergence of Abe's limited English abilities and a desire not to misspeak", the daily reported, adding that previous "footage from her past visits shows that she has nearly always used a translator when in the United States".

Was the first lady being next level petty or does she really not understand English? "She actually can. You can't make this up", tweeted Patrick Chovanec.

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