October 1, 2020

President Trump salutes outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

President Trump announced on Monday that he has officially bid farewell to outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who announced last week that he is resigning from his position for health reasons.

“Abe will soon be recognized as the greatest Prime Minister in the history of Japan, whose relationship with the USA is the best it has ever been,” Trump wrote on Twitter after speaking personally with Abe. “Special man!”

Abe is resigning as the longest-serving Japanese Prime Minister after serving three consecutive terms. Abe will remain in the position until a successor is chosen in September.

“For almost eight years I controlled my chronic disease, however, this year in June I had a regular check-up and there was a sign of the disease,” Abe said at a press conference on Friday. “I made a judgment that I should not continue my job as prime minister. I need to fight the disease and need to be treated.”

President Trump and the Japanese leader have maintained a warm relationship since Trump took office, and the pair have worked closely together to achieve a number of policy objectives such as a new trade deal in 2019 and peace negotiations with North Korea.

“Alliances cannot function without trust. I am now confident that President-elect Trump is a trustworthy leader,” said Abe after a 2016 meeting with Trump.

President Trump responded to Abe’s resignation announcement on Friday, telling reporters “I want to pay my highest respect to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […] a great friend of mine. I just feel very badly about it.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also praised Abe in a State Department memo, writing that Abe “championed our Alliance as a cornerstone of peace and security, and he advanced a free and open Indo-Pacific by working with the United States to build a network of partnerships across the region. We thank him for his many years of dedicated service and wish him a speedy and complete recovery.”

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11 Responses

  1. Yeah what he said!
    Seriously what’s wrong with Japan? Japan is not like China or Russia or Afghanistan or Iran or Syria or any of the other countries that hate us. And the only reason they hate us it’s because we have things that they don’t have like freedom, 2A, we had freedom of speech and freedom of religion oh, but those are quickly dwindling away. All because of George Soros the Ford foundation and the Dumocrats, and a half-wit twits that are burning things killing things looting things and just having a good old time.

    1. Japan doesn’t hate us – they love America. They want to be like us and they want to come live here. (Some of them.) I lived in Japan all my growing up years and went back after college for several years. Even after the war, they didn’t hate us, except maybe the Communist students. We went over in 1949 and they were very good to us and accepting of us. I don’t know why you think they hate us????

    2. WHEN THESE PEOPLE ARE STARTING FIRES, LOOTING FIGHTING POLICE BURNING THE AMERICAN FLAG. WHEN THEY GET ARRESTED DONT PUT THEM IN JAIL. TAKE THERE CITIZENSHIPS AWAY FROM THEM AND SEND THEM TO CHINA RUSSIA VENASWELLA. OR EVEN BETTER CUBA.YOU SEE HOW FAST THESE DEMO RAT BIDENS PELOSI PEOPLE WILL STOP.JAIL IS TO TO GOOD FOR THEM THEY GET OUT QUICK AND START THE SAME BAD THINGS AGAIN.SO ARREST THEM PUT ON A AIRPLANE AND TAKE THERE CITIZENSHIP AWAY FROM THEM. THERE DONE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. YOU SEE HOW FAST ALL THESE CRIMES WILL STOP. AND IF PELOSI AND HER MOB DONT LIKE THEY WILL BE NEXT. WHY BECAUSE PELOSI AND HER MOB HATE TRUMP AND OUR COUNTRY.SHE BELONGS IN CUBA NOT AN AMERICAN BUT A CRIMMAL.

  2. This message is for Ted wheeler:
    Teddy baby, you should get a dictionary and look up the word peaceful, you should also look up the word help.
    I know you don’t like being told things like this but dumb you’re an idiot!
    I know you don’t like being told things like this but it’s the truth. You are an idiot a stupid sidewinding idiot. I do not want to see my tax dollars going into your state your city or any of the other ones that you Domo Kratts have negligently stood by and watched get torn apart burnt down to the ground and destroyed while about people were getting killed for no reason really for no reason it was all an excuse the whole thing was a made excuse. And you used idiots to do it you stood by and you watched while it was destroying everything it’s your fault and it should come out of your pocket.President Trump has offered help and you turn around and say I don’t need it!
    you sir all of you actually all of you Democrats that have been letting the stuff happen are comparable to one person in history if it hasn’t been erased by your fellow friends, Niro!
    I don’t know if you remember history Teddy baby, but Nero stood on the balcony and played his violin while Rome was being burnt to the ground it’s the same thing you’re doing you’re such a pathetic idiot and I hope you do not get reelected.

    1. A recall has gone out for the governor of OR, and I think we need to do one for Wheeler too. We’re getting tired of the extreme liberals here in Portland. We really don’t feel very safe because they won’t do anything about the rioting.

    2. THEODORE I AGREE. THIS TED WHEELER SHOULD NOT BE RE-ELECTED. HE AND PELOSI NEED TO GET OUT OF POLITICS.THERE DISGRACEFUL TO OUR COUNTRY.

  3. Mr Prime Minister, you have been a wonderful leader to your country and a valued friend to the United States. Best of wishes and may God be with you on your next journey. The people in both of our countries will pray for your recovery and continued health.

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