President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Joint Presser – 2:00pm Livestream…

Prior to the G7 meeting in Canada, President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are holding discussions at the White House.  Both are anticipated to deliver remarks at a 2:00pm EDT joint news conference.

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84 Responses to President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Joint Presser – 2:00pm Livestream…

  1. tav144 says:

    Okay. What’s it gonna be. Trade deal announcement?

    Liked by 1 person

    • LBB says:

      The longer they take to come out, the bigger the message.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      I have a lot of respect for PM Abe and the Japanese people. However, there are so many requests being made by them of our President that for him (PM Abe) to not say a word about trade really bothers me. Our President is about to get their abductees returned and allow them to sleep well at night not having to ever worry about North Korea again.

      There has to be a damn price tag that the Japanese have to pay and pay BIGLY on an annual basis. The fact that Canada ships nearly 40% to 45% of the RAV4s into our country is a starting point for me. We don’t have a single RAV4 produced in the Untied States even though we have a Toyota facility here in Alabama. I also think the Japanese don’t take our beef. That $HIT needs to be lifted immediately.

      https://www.wsj.com/articles/toyotas-trump-problem-its-best-selling-vehicle-in-the-u-s-isnt-made-in-america-1527678293?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=5

      From the article linked above:

      Toyota said its exports to the U.S. rose 22% in April (WE GET SHIT FROM THAT 22%), highlighting the problem it faces if the Trump administration makes good on threats to impose higher import tariffs.

      The problem is crystallized in one model: the RAV4 sport-utility vehicle. It is the most popular Toyota among American consumers—and none are made in the U.S.

      More than half are imported from Japan, while the rest are made in Canada and imported tariff-free under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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      • ristvan says:

        Your sentiment is understandable, but IMO misses some larger Japanese context. Abe is facing his own “Russia investigation” concerning favorite underling wrongdoing. Nursing homes or private schools or some such (maybe both, IIRC). Abe opposition wants to bring Abe down no different that progressives want Trump down via Mueller. If Trump and Abe make public the trade ‘deals’ they likely have already verbally made (US ag bigly threatens highly protected Japanese small farmer ag is just one example) Abe could fall—unlike Trump/Russia, there is a Japanese there, there.
        That would be very bad for Trump, having spent much more time cultivating Abe than Xi. Why? In Asia Pac Abe is an Allie, Xi is a South Vhina Sea foe. Brilliant 3D chess move.

        Plus, IMO there is a secondary strong signal being sent to ‘G7 minus US minus Japan’, which now meets in light of this presser—G5=Germany, France, UK, Italy, Canada…. per ‘Apollo 13 analogy“ G5 to Houston, We have a problem”. But there is no Houston for them. Now that is a Double Scoop of whoop ass ice cream on top of the NoKo chocolate cake being served 12 June.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          He also won a snap election recently where he got supermajority in their government. That happened a few months back. That speaks volume for him against his haters.

          Plus is North Korea 🇰🇵 is wrapped up in a nice bow and they abductees are returned, he will be seen as a hero in his country.

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          • beigun says:

            The abductees are most likely dead. Kim Ill Song returned the ones that were alive almost twenty years ago and provided remains (bones) of some of the deceased. Japan did not accept the remains as authentic. Lots of debate on that, but the fact remains that after Kim Ill Song told Koizumi that the remaining abductees are dead, can we assume the DPRK will declare; “Oh, we lied, they are alive!” More likely the evidence was disposed of a long time ago. This story is very similar to US MIA in Vietnam and normalization of relations. In the case of the US, diplomatic recognition of Vietnam held sway over MIAs as time passed by, but in the case of Japan, we are very likely to see a stalemate between the DPRK and Japan over this issue as the abductees were his signature political issue that he rode to power. From Wiki:

            “In November 2004, North Korea returned the cremated remains of two people, stating that they were those of Rizwan Manzoor and Kaoru Matsuki, who the North claimed died after being abducted. Subsequent Japanese DNA testing determined that those remains belonged to neither of the two. However, the independent scientific journal Nature published an article highly critical of this testing, which was performed at Teikyo University by Tomio Yoshii, a relatively junior faculty member (lecturer) in a forensics department, without a professor being present. Yoshii later acknowledged that he had no previous experience in the analysis of cremated specimens. This mistake — intentional or not — further strained relations between Japan and North Korea.”

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        • beigun says:

          Abe’s scandal over the Morimoto Gakuen, or kindergarten, is based on the sale of land at an extraordinarily low price to a leader of Osaka’s “Nihon Kaigi” ultranationalist group. This group holds the belief that the Potsdam Declaration was wrong and that Japan did not commit a war of aggression (expressed by Yasukuni Shrine’s museum, Yushukan, which even caused AMB Howard Baker to question the narrative). Furthermore, “Nihon Kaigi” claims MacArthur’s reforms removed Japan’s cultural “identity.” Morimoto Gakuen reintroduced the Meiji “Imperial Rescript on Education” that was removed during the occupation because it was seen as advocating Emperor worship and served as a basis for the militarization of Japan. For some reason, these facts do not make the English press. Of course, Abe has been a leading member of this political group and it shows in his Cabinet selections of similar-minded people such as former Minister of Defense Inada, who after visiting Pearl Harbor with Obama and Abe flew back to Japan the next day for a Yasukuni visit. If you visit Tokyo, take a look at the museum by Yasukuni Shrine.

          As for Abe falling out of power, the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan has basically ruled Japan almost uninterrupted since 1955. Korea and Taiwan have developed into real two-party democracies, but not so in Japan. So, the LDP policies are likely to remain the same, especially on issues of importance to the US–trade and security.

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      • noswamp says:

        “The problem is crystallized in one model: the RAV4 sport-utility vehicle. It is the most popular Toyota among American consumers—and none are made in the U.S.”

        I did not know this. Thank you for your prescient post! And by the way, you are 100 percent correct!

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    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      Meanwhile, in Canada, Trudeau is honing his skill at talking out of both sides of his mouth. He will give tearful lip service to how nasty President Trump quit the so-called Paris Climate Accord, while behind the scenes Justin will be telling his Chinese dirty money men that they need to take him seriously- having committed $12 billion to buying up Kinder Morgan’s dirty oil pipeline for Chinese shipping.

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  2. Cheesehead54016 says:

    Trumpster Twitter Storm (TTS) today. I like it.

    Liked by 5 people

  3. LBB says:

    Intelligence committee has closed door briefing session scheduled for 2pm today also.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. rudy1876 says:

    Abe said relations have never been better between Japan and the United States. Hear that old globalist presidents? Hear they Never-Trumpers? Hear that HRC? Hear that Corporate media? Chew on that for a while.

    Liked by 13 people

  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “Both are anticipated to deliver remarks ”

    Yes, but will there be “splody heads” during & afterwards as a result?

    Liked by 4 people

  6. DanO64 says:

    I call this winning.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. daughnworks247 says:

    Abe gets the golden ticket.
    Everything started with Abe.

    Liked by 10 people

  8. Dekester says:

    The President just called on the Daily Caller for a question.

    The fellow was articulate, informed and respectful.

    CNN burn…

    God bless PDJT

    Liked by 16 people

  9. fred5678 says:

    At this rate, relations between NoKO and USA and (maybe) Iran and USA will be better than between POTUS and Dems/NeverTRumpers

    Liked by 7 people

    • pyromancer76 says:

      You are so funny! I had a big laugh. Dems/NeverTrumpers should take some lessons on “how to relate.”

      Liked by 1 person

    • rudy1876 says:

      How about the possibility of a nuclear free world if the President gets two terms? I see that as totally possible. Maybe not completed, but certainly agreed too in writing. The globalists worst nightmare is a friction free world. People (well….us normal humans anyway) don’t call for war unless led to that decision. I can’t hink of a single person I want incinerated. That’s not a setup for a punchline either you smart a***. 🙂

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  10. fred5678 says:

    Right now: Fly on wall of DNC headquarters covers ears because of all the cussing.

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  11. Niagara Frontier says:

    Abe’s praise for our President rings sincere. The media will not be able to hide that no matter how hard they try.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. G3 says:

    “Otto warmbier has not died in vain”- very touching of President Trump

    Liked by 10 people

    • JC says:

      Yes, G3, very touching indeed. Our President is very sensitive to the Warmbier family and other abductees when addressing freeing other abductees. It is yet another demonstration of his genuine love and care for people and his skill at spontaneous speaking. His left-brain genius marries well with his huge heart.

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    • The Boss says:

      It sure sounded to me at one point that President Trump was hinting of a draft peace agreement being in hand and under review. It sank in again after he mention Otto.

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  13. tuskyou says:

    Love when he talked about the recently freed Americans going to movies and out to dinner. Easy to take those activities for granted.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Fools Gold says:

    Speaking of Iran, sounds like Trump sanctions have made them stomp the brakes to check the radiator so to speak. Anyone tired of all this winning yet?

    #MAGA

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Boss says:

      Well, I’m getting a little spoiled from winning so far, but tired? Not a chance. Not after 8 years of Obama hell.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Fools Gold says:

        Ain’t it nice to have a real POTUS for a change!

        Liked by 10 people

        • Twinkletoes says:

          I believe he’s the best president in my lifetime! (Don’t tell, but I have only 3.5 months before turning 80) And I grew up in a very aware family who followed the political scene, took part in local Republican meetings (in a fairly solid Democrat county in NM), wrote letters to state and national representatives (by hand because ordinary people seldom owned typewriters), and prayed for the elected leaders even when we did it between clinched teeth because of I Timothy 2:1-4 “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, ..”

          Now I went through all of those details so you will know that I’ve been “woke” all of my long life and my opinion counts for something. I’m NOT a johnny-come-lately who barely understands how our republic works. He is the best president at least since 1938.

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    • MILupper says:

      European oil refiners have announced that they will stop buying Iranian oil by the time the sanctions kick in. Suck it EU! Puts a whole new issue on the table at the G7 meetings. #MAGA
      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-06/we-cannot-defy-us-european-refiners-fold-trump-will-stop-buying-iran-crude

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  15. famouswolf says:

    And the Donald-san practices his samurai-fu.

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  16. MESSAGE to RUSSIA … and EUROPE:
    “Iran is no longer looking so much to the Mediterranean any more.”
    • So much for Russia’s Gas Pipeline to reinforce their Gas-Monopoly Extortion of Europe.

    MESSAGE to IRAN … and its FREEDOM-SEEKING PEOPLE:
    “Iran is not the same country it was a few months ago.”

    MESSAGE to IRAN’S MULLAHS:
    “They’re a much different group of leaders.”

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    • JC says:

      These were rather stunning statements, imho, BKR. Piqued my curiosity, big-time.

      Looking forward to hearing about developments that are, apparently, going right over Press Operatives’ heads as they scamper in different directions over the First Lady’s recuperation and myriad other non-issues. Loving how this President wields the laser pointer to distract the media with one hand while he deftly accomplishes miracles with his other hand. He moves too fast for them to realize they’re being played. Thing o’ beauty.

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  17. ledygrey says:

    Prime Minister Abe revealed in a reply to a reporter’s question about Japanese abductee’s that President Trump met personally with abductee families during his trip to Japan. I do not recall hearing about that before.

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  18. Karmaisabitch says:

    “…and honor the interests of their people.”

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  19. Cheesehead54016 says:

    Trump = Raising the Bar of Expectation for each and every POTUS and elected official from here on ………

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  20. This “G7” and “G20” and “G-Whatever” meme for Globalists has to go!

    I’m betting President Trump will begin to pull together a Bilateral Reciprocal Trading alliance of NATIONS who partner on both Trade and Defense, taking a leadership role in advancing President Trump’s Neighborhoods-of-Nations Doctrine to (1) take regional ownership for security and (2) multiply reciprocal, free and fair trade through Bilateral Deals as a foundation for peace.

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  21. Golfbro11 says:

    It amazes me the level of brainwashing on the left. I know there is something like 25-30% of people that will ALWAYS hate President Trump. But seriously how can you not just respect him for his passion and love for the USA. This is the real reason the Uniparty wanted to get rid of President Trump as soon as he was elected. He gets stronger and smarter and more cunning every day. President Trump is killing the left and the Presstitutes every day and its my absolute pleasure to take joy in their defeat!

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  22. goddessoftheclassroom says:

    Saw this on Twitchy:

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    • lepanto says:

      Remember the debate in which Donald Trump repeatedly said that Jeb Bush was “low energy”?
      Mr. Bush then said that his Secret Service code name would be “Eveready,”
      because, “It’s very high energy, Donald”. It caused the audience to laugh, but not in a good way for Mr. Bush.

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    • Paprika says:

      This was a most interesting clip. Not sure what to think of his theory that President and Vice President were sending a message to Debbie Wasserman Schittzel Snoodle, but the move they make with taking their water(wasser) bottles off the table is indeed curious!

      Liked by 3 people

      • davidb says:

        I think his tweet about Big Debbie Shultz and Awan was to send a message to his DOJ, similar to the ones he tweeted about McCabe….right before Sessions fired him.

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    • Wretched1 says:

      This is a short video by Praying Medic regarding PDJT’s tweet this morning bringing sunlight to the talk about plea deals regarding the IT scandal within the House of Reps.

      Paprika, not only curious but PDJT and VPMP were very deliberate and well coordinated.

      Praying Medic ties the “water bottles of the table” to “No Plea Deal for Awan or Debbie “water bottle” Schultz.” He ties this back to a Q post from April assuring there would be No Deals in draining the swampsters.

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  23. yy4u says:

    Remember when Obama was going to “pivot towards Asia”? Looks to me like PDJT is pivoting toward Asia and away from Europe which will be the next Middle East in 25 years anyway.
    I don’t know about anybody else, but I’m sick of footing the bill for Europe’s defense. If Putin wants the place, he can have it. My bet is he doesn’t want it any more than we do.

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    • famouswolf says:

      Thing that scares me the most…in that 25 years, will the Europeans (Britain and France) still have nuclear arsenals? The Iranians may not be the biggest threat in the long run.

      Liked by 1 person

  24. SSI01 says:

    Off-topic a little but amusing – In WWII US code-breakers were reading Ultra message traffic from the Japanese naval attache to Nazi Germany, Adm. Katsuo Abe. Abe was sending Tokyo remarkably candid observations about Germany’s plight from 1943 to the end of WWII in Europe. He sent remarkably accurate estimates of Germany’s situation and upcoming actions. US code-breakers were so appreciative of his commentary they called him “Honest Abe.” in their own inter-office memos and analyses. I can’t look at PM Abe without thinking of that little jewel.

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    • beigun says:

      Abe’s grandfather was Kishi, the economic czar in Tojo’s Cabinet during the war….he spent time in Sanno Prison, but was not tried with the rest during the Tokyo Trials. Instead, he became Prime Minister in the 1950s. The US reversed course on the purge in Japan due to the Korean War. Lots of slave labor under Kishi, like Speer and the Third Riech. Ditto with Finance Minister Aso…his grandfather’s company (Aso Cement) also used slave labor, including US POWs, for work in the coal mines.

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      • SSI01 says:

        Some things never change. Check out the “Victory at Sea” episode called “Full Fathom Five” about the US submarine war against Imperial Japan – there is a short but interesting clip of some frantic small craft and merchant vessel traffic in front of a “Mitsubishi Warehouse” – with the sign in English! – and the company logo was the same in 1943 Japan as it is now.

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        • SSI01 says:

          I guess Kishi was one of the Zaibatsu, whom MacArthur went to war with when he became proconsul of Japan immediately post-WWII. He had them stripped of their holdings and influence – and rightly so.

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