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The Curious Details of Prime Minister Abe's Visit with the Trumps

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posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 02:37 AM
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It's traditional to escort visiting dignitaries and their wives around when they visit our capital - at least dignitaries of a certain rank. Prime Minister Abe and his wife have been escorted by the Bushes (in that era) and the Obamas.

The Trumps... well...


Washington (CNN)Traditionally, it's the role of the first lady to accompany spouses of visiting foreign leaders around Washington. That often means a good deal of showcasing local museums, schools, monuments and gardens. It's essentially playing tour guide, but it's part of the role of representing the Administration and playing gracious hostess to very VIP out of town guests.

Melania Trump appears to be breaking with this particular tradition.
On two pre-scheduled Washington stops Friday, one to Gallaudet University and the other to attend a National Cherry Blossom Festival committee meeting at the Japanese embassy, the first lady of Japan, Akie Abe, was alone, without Mrs. Trump to guide her.


One can understand if the First Lady is ill... but these were pre-planned by someone and apparently Akie Abe was left alone with her entourage and the secret service. Mrs. Trump's office issued a rather peculiar statement later (in apparent response to public criticism of her poor hospitality which was noticed by everyone involved.)



"The First Lady was very much looking forward to welcoming Mrs. Abe to the White House upon her arrival in Washington; however, she was informed that Mrs. Abe had previous commitments during her stay in DC," the statement said.


More appalling, to my mind was that Abe himself paid a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and laid a wreath there while Trump was... who knows where.

I'm not in the Washington social circle but from what I'm reading, the Japanese people look down on this kind of behavior. I think it lowers our standing in the eyes of the world... and if we want our trade welcomed elsewhere, one of the key things is that WE must be welcome in those places.

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posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 03:03 AM
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Really???
You think international trade is going to be affected by the Trumps not playing tour guide?

Melanias excuse seems OK and maybe Trump had better shyte to do, you know like running America.

Just a thought



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 03:17 AM
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I don't think I understand that quote:

"...she [Melania] was informed that Mrs. Abe had previous commitments during her stay in DC."

So Mrs. Abe had previous commitments?


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posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 03:20 AM
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"The First Lady was very much looking forward to welcoming Mrs. Abe to the White House upon her arrival in Washington; however, she was informed that Mrs. Abe had previous commitments during her stay in DC," the statement said.

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this reads like mrs trump did try to play tour guide but mrs abe declined the offer.
the issue here is why did mrs abe decline the offer? perhaps she wanted to avoid being made part of slanderous news articles like this one......
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posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 03:22 AM
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a reply to: pryingopen3rdeye

Right. The quote isn't consistent with the point the OP is making.

Am I missing something?



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 03:26 AM
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The article includes this line:



This story has been updated to add comment from the first lady's office


So in other words, that quote was inserted after the article was written. Yet, the quote makes it seem Mrs. Abe is the reason the First Lady wasn't present.

This doesn't make sense.


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posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 03:27 AM
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originally posted by: loam
a reply to: pryingopen3rdeye

Right. The quote isn't consistent with the point the OP is making.

Am I missing something?



OP as usual and consistent with OP's other post is looking to discredit the Trumps any way he/she can.

Quote says Melania tried to meet up with Abe.

You're making a mountain out of a molehill.
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posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 03:31 AM
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During his nightly prayers to the All-Mighty, President Trump asks for guidance and tips on how to Trigger Liberal Media and Pea Brains the next day.

As one Senator told Woof Blister last week, "Woof! You and your MSM friends heads are exploding, because you still can't believe that America chose Donald Trump over Hillary!" That Senator was cut off in less than 3 seconds, LOL.



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 03:40 AM
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CNN are the Limbo champions.. How low can they go?

As far as I can see Abe enjoyed his visit with Trump, and both respect our relationship with each other.
According to Japanese press that is.. I looked there because well who will tell us what they think about America better than themselves. They seem happy.

In other news the OP of this thread cannot think without reading and parroting propaganda.



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 03:45 AM
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posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 03:45 AM
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a reply to: Byrd
Yes, we knew that this man wasn't necessarily going to do "what Presidents always do". We discovered that on the night when he left Washington without bothering to keep the press pack informed about what he was doing -"That's not acceptable, they're going to have to fix that" [Wolf Blitzer]
Anyone who believes that Presidents are obliged to follow a set pattern of conventional behaviour will probably find a lot of material for complaint over the next few years.



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 03:56 AM
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It's traditional


It is fairly obvious at this point Trump is anything but traditional.



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 04:04 AM
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"informed that Mrs. Abe had previous commitments" is pretty interesting wording, given how meticulously planned this sort of thing is ostensibly meant to be.
there's.... a lot of room to read into that regardless of which bias you favour.
really gotta wonder about the intentionality of that.


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posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 04:07 AM
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a reply to: Byrd

A big chunk of your problem Byrd is reading or using CNN for a source of anything. Reuters did a nice, balanced fact filled article.

www.reuters.com...



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 04:25 AM
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This article from the Wall Street Journal suggests that Trump actually has dialed back some of his rhetoric towards the Japanese:


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A weekend missile launch from North Korea offered a vivid illustration of how Mr. Trump has abandoned crowd-pleasing campaign rhetoric in the face of real-world threats. As a candidate, Mr. Trump said a U.S. defense agreement with Japan was unfair, permitting the Japanese to sit home and watch “Sony” TV while the U.S. was attacked. With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visiting his Mar-a-Lago estate, the two men made a joint appearance Saturday night in response to the missile launch and Mr. Trump proclaimed that the “United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100%.”



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 04:31 AM
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Well, this is what happens when you don't have a seasoned politician in charge. You get a period of rapid learning and associated mayhem.

Is it a bad thing that Trump is an amateur, rather than someone who has been in the system for years? Besides, the First Lady role is a fairly new incarnation in US politics - a bit too celebrity for most people, so not a bad think if Ms Trump decides to just be the wife and not some high-end socialite.



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 04:54 AM
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That would be one of the biggest insults you can do to the Japanese.

Though it depends if there was a good reason as I doubt the Whitehouse could be that stupid.......



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 05:01 AM
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It's traditional to escort visiting dignitaries and their wives around when they visit our capital - at least dignitaries of a certain rank. Prime Minister Abe and his wife have been escorted by the Bushes (in that era) and the Obamas.



Its traditional?

I remember a time when our PM Johnny Howard went to Washington to get a fairer deal in our trade with your POTUS they wouldn`t even meet him ( Clinton), he came back red faced to the Aussie public, he went again and was in New York when the planes struck the buildings and he immediately gave Australia's full support, Bush eventually met him and eventually gave us a fairer deal.Maybe this more traditional?

But really this is more of the Trump hate bandwagon, something you yourself suffer from, throw as much mud and see what sticks. Maybe Melina's a misogynistic xenophobe, yeah that sounds meatier lets see if we can make some stick.

The foxes have been in the hen house far too long in America, give the POTUS support in fixing your country he has his hands full.



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 05:03 AM
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a reply to: Byrd

I can see it already---Trump played his part as planned and will be allowed to be impeached---Melania and Trump aren't having fun guaranteed---Pence will move in as Potus and Ryan as VP. Sovereign Order of Knight Maltas plan to keep the NEW WORLD ORDER agendas rolling forward. No mystery



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 05:08 AM
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a reply to: Byrd

That is rather interesting given the below claim about what the visit is about.




Prime Minister Abe is possibly going to announce a MASSIVE project in the USA which would mean up to 700,000 jobs for Americans.

If this is true, one would expect Donald and Melania to give them a welcome befitting heros.
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