President Trump and Prime Minister Abe Hold Joint Press Conference…

A fascinating press conference from the standpoint of President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s united position toward the dynamic of North Korea.

It is obvious that Trump and Abe have a strategy for the next step in engagement with Chairman Kim Jong-un.  Notice how PM Abe gives prepared remarks specifically about direct talks, face-to-face talks, with Chairman Kim, facilitated by President Trump opening the door:

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Obviously President Trump trusts Prime Minister Abe as a strategic ally; and a big component of this state visit is the two leaders coordinating regional security issues. China confronted/contained, and simultaneously both partners working on the hostage rescue of Chairman Kim is incredibly consequential.

The strategic value of this state visit is much more than surface appearances.

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102 Responses to President Trump and Prime Minister Abe Hold Joint Press Conference…

  1. Pyrthroes says:

    As Sundance emphasizes, Trump’s strategic East Asian alliance with PM Abe of Japan will have major geopolitical and economic consequences throughout this troubled region.

    Doofus media and Rats aside, our impression is that DJT is first-and-foremost a man of peace, concerned to reconcile competing, not conflicting, interests to the mutual benefit not of lumpen authoritarian regimes but of long-suffering populations held hostage to manic psychopaths’ self-serving power-trips.

    Far easier to stand aside, let realpolitik take its globalist, immiserating course, than to “take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them.” Though no-one knows, or can know, how these efforts may play out, Trump’s generous –dare we say, low-key transformative– strategy is so damn American it gives us goosebumps.

    Next week: Vivat Regina! in U.K.

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    • cali says:

      @Pyrthroes: Not reported by the media was this beautiful nugget honoring our president by the Japanese citizens expressed via pics:

      The citizens thanked our president for freeing them while holding a large banner saying “President Trump re-election in 2020′ while others expressed “Thank you president Trump setting us free”! It was genuine!

      Here is what our military stated afterwards: Japan – open while China and SK has the same support for the president but can not openly and publicly expressed.

      God is good! 🙂

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    • Linda K. says:

      Well said, Pyrthroes!

      Liked by 2 people

    • Make no mistake, this summit was a direct shot across the bow of the recalcitrant South Koreans, as well as China and North Korea. Nothing says urgency, to those three, than close relations between the US and their greatest enemy, Japan.

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  2. Query says:

    I love him, but please…….
    “F35 stealth aircraft …stealth, because you can’t see them.”
    Stealth coatings that add ground hours between missions for the F35’s are now irrelevant in air to air combat. IRST radar detects the jet engine heat signature out to 60nm, it’s not able to be effectively hidden, all the legacy 20 year old stealth concepts are obsolete.
    Modern Su Russian fighter aircraft have IRST as standard equipment.
    The F35 relies on coatings and quiet electronic emissions….half that advantage is well gone.

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  3. GSparrow says:

    Here is the entire press conference video with 20 minutes added via press questions.

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  4. Nowut Ameen says:

    If Abe and Trump trust each other, this is the perfect time for Dems to undercut Trump by working to unseat Abe.

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  5. SharonKinDC says:

    Genuinely outstanding joint presser. These two men are in sync and have a plan.

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  6. WSB says:

    As the meetings and press conference were ocurring, Mrs. Abe and FLOTUS visited the State Guest House. From the UK Daily Mail:

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    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      Poor KOI, you can’t feed on beauty. I’m sure they would’ve rather had the President dropping all the food again 🙂

      Anyone remember that international incident?

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    • Linda K. says:

      I love that dress! If only the fashion world would knock out some “value” designs of Melania’s clothes, so us deplorables could wear them too. But, they don’t even put her on magazine covers. What a missed opportunity for the “genius” mavens in retail fashion.

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    • InAz says:

      I must have missed the commentary on what Mrs Trump is wearing. I looked for it. I enjoy that type information even though I am not fashion literate. I do like to know which designers work with Mrs. Trump, and the information about her clothes. It is fabulous that Mrs. Trump’s clothes reflect the country and occasion.

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        In case you haven’t been following, John Binder writes “Fashion Notes” articles for Breitbart. I always look forward to his Melania coverage.

        It’s funny that a guy who was writing conservative political articles, is now practically the only person covering the First Lady’s fashion.

        Last one featured the postcard dress she wore to Japan, but I’ll bet if you check the link below, there’ll be a new article after the trip. 🙂

        https://www.breitbart.com/tag/fashion-notes/

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      • Justah says:

        The dress is a Caroline Herrera $4,290 that Melania wore yesterday for her visits.
        Her dress for the State Dinner Banquet is a J. Mendel @ $4,490.

        Melania Trump (like Laura Bush) ALWAYS pays for her own clothes. Obama wore borrowed or “gifted” clothes.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      Hoping this link is the right way to share a twitter link. It is a site that follows the fashion of what First Lady, and also Ivanka, wear to the different events.

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    • MustangBlues says:

      Gorgeous, lovely pictures, lucky to have such a fine woman as FLOTUS.

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  7. H. Hawke says:

    Fantastic pics of POTUS reviewing the troops and a video of FLOTUS watching a ceremonial dance.

    Gorgeous.

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  8. H. Hawke says:

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  9. labrat says:

    My favorite question (paraphrased) – Reporter – “hey – you insulted President Biden and I’m calling you out on the world stage – you want to walk that back?” Trump: “hell no – I’m gonna double down – Biden is an idiot.”
    BOOM – God Bless my President. ❤

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  10. Invisigoth says:

    The Democrats and Chamber of Commerce Republicans are owned by the Chi Coms. But China cannot overcome the power of the United States and her allies. Japan has become a solid partner, more so even than the EU and the Anglosphere, who are having their populist reckonings.

    Eric Schmidt was in North Korea. There is something important to our national security in these negotiations, beyond nuclear missiles, if you can believe that. North Korea is a Chinese proxy, and China is attacking our democracy from within, spying on our economic and military infrastructure and not just copy it but steal it and destroy ours like they have with our manufacturing base.

    I’m glad Trump is addressing this, and that he is doing it Memorial Day weekend proves his intentions are in the best interests of the nation. Maybe he needs to do this to counter the media, which is worrisome. People are afraid to come forward. Trump is surrounded by vipers.

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  11. 335blues says:

    105 F-35’s!
    “Close security ties grounded in shared values” = a huge response to Norcom/Chicom
    saber rattling. Japan will be well armed to defend herself, shipping lanes and trade routes
    in surrounding Pacific waters and airspace.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Pure “Trump Doctrine”;
      Economic Security is National Security, and assigning regional players responsibility, alliances based on SHARED values.

      It drives ‘neocons’ crazy, but spells the end of the U.S. as the ‘policeman for the World’, while in no way relinquishing our leadership role.

      And by the by, I don’t consider John Bolton to be a neocon, like Bill Kristal.
      I think Bolton ‘gets it’, is on board, and scares the crap out of our ‘enemies’, like a Rotweiller on a short, frayed leash.

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  12. I am waiting for Sundance to post the pictures from the Banquet! Could not find on you tube!

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  13. MightyMustardSeed says:

    Another stunning history making day, in the Presidency of Donald J. Trump!

    America is blessed by his wisdom. The world is blessed by his vision and example.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. NoFixedAddress says:

    This is one of the greatest alignments in the history of the world.

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  15. Trump also said he wants to make a deal with the existing leadership in Iran and is not looking for regime change. But I imagine the mainstream or “alt” media will simple ignore that and continue bloviating about how the US is going to war with iran.

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    • InAz says:

      There is a “conservative” Internet news site that also attacks President Trump on his foreign policy. Always. Very tiring to read the same thing over and over. These “journalists” who write for this conservative site don’t have a clue as to how President Trump operates, and they don’t want to know or understand.

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  16. Amy2 says:

    It must be excrutiating for the president to have to deal with each of these countries and their trade deals. I know he loves it, but it’s like pulling a cinder block through the sand! Both countries know it has to be done, but you can’t blame the side who has been benefiting for dragging their feet. Once the initial fairness is established, I’m sure future trade negotiations will be much easier, but it has got to be exhausting!

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  17. farmerren says:

    Did y’all notice when PM Abe called our President, “Donald”? That told me a lot about their relationship right there.

    Liked by 11 people

  18. Becky Pacey says:

    Notice how respectful the press is herel. Lot different then the screaming matches they do in the Oval Office or elsewhere in the US.

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  19. FL_GUY says:

    The FAKE NEWS continues to be FAKE! As President Trump continues to work on making the entire world a better, safer and more prosperous place for everyone, the media-rats are worried that President Trump insulted corrupt and senile Joe Biden.

    All the lefties whine about world peace while doing everything possible to make sure it never happens; President Trump is actually accomplishing world peace. President Trump is inspiring people all over the Earth and they admire and respect him despite the media-rats constant stream of lies and smears.

    When President Trump and First Lady Melania go on these state visits, they reflect the best of the USA and the best of humanity, IMHO. They are role models for people everywhere. The media-rats know it and want to censor them. It is disgusting that the Trumps, the greatest President and First Lady in the history of the USA have to go to foreign countries to get the honor and respect they deserve.

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  20. chiefworm says:

    Good morning Ad Rem: I think my comment to Query went into the bin. I think WordPress disliked my use of a term in quotations “k-ill shot”. Just a common term in my old line of work. If you like, please replace with “targeting solution” as that will work too. Thanks for all that you do. Please have a Solemn and Respectful Memorial Day.

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  21. Apfelcobbler says:

    It’s quite remarkable that although not European, the Japanese have completely taken to Western institutions, without looking back and without losing themselves in the process.

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  22. plane of the ecliptic says:

    In only about a years time President Trump has done more to isolate No Korea from China than anyone I can think of in US Government. For years “They” have been telling us that was our goal, but they were never really trying. Kim has his eye on this meeting in Japan, that’s for certain.

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  23. hard masada says:

    As one watches the news conference a GLARING cultural differences jumps out at the viewer. The differences between our media Chuckleheads and Japan’s media; the politeness of the Japanese media vs the rudeness/arrogance of ours. There is NO WONDER we are known around the world as the UGLY Americans. I was embarrassed to witness the arrogance of our press and the amount of hogging the microphone (e.g.
    Jimmy Acosta, where is he by the way?) they did. Their comment about “being so far from home,” what the hell does that mean, anyway? They act w/o manners and full of self-righteousness. the word arrogance has a definition befitting of our press. this is from the dictionary:
    arrogance
    n. The state or quality of being arrogant; overbearing pride.
    n. The condition or quality of being arrogant; a manifest feeling of personal superiority in rank, power, dignity, or estimation; the exalting of one’s own worth or importance to an undue degree; pride with contempt of others; presumption.
    n. Synonyms Pride, Arrogance, Presumption, Assumption, Haughtiness, Disdain, Loftiness, Superciliousness, Insolence, lordliness, self-importance, imperiousness, swagger. (See pride.) Pride and disdain are the only words in the list that may have a good meaning when applied to persons: as, pride in one’s country; disdain of a base suggestion. Pride primarily respects the temper of the mind, not being necessarily manifested or directed toward others; it is the general term for an unreasonable estimate of one’s own superiority in any respect. As it comes into relation and action, it may receive other titles. Thus, arrogance is, at its simplest, pride with contempt of others, and is essentially the same as disdain. In action, arrogance is the assertion of exorbitant claims to rank, dignity, estimation, homage, power, etc. Presumption is often used for arrogance, but more properly expresses a self-conceited and self-important forwardness to run risks, take liberties, and crowd in where one does not deserve to be. Presumption helps itself to what it wants, while arrogance claims from others, and feeds its pride by seeing them yield. Presumption is less selfish than arrogance, but more conceited and headstrong. Assumption has added to its other meanings a bad sense, kindred to presumption; it means a disposition to do what does not belong to one to do, and sometimes to claim to be more than one is. Haughtiness, like disdain and loftiness, dwells upon the inferiority of others quite as much as upon its own elevation; it is equally applicable to spirit and to manner. Disdain is a mingling of lofty contempt with aversion, abhorrence, or indignation. Superciliousness, as befits its derivation, is chiefly applied to manner; it is a manifested haughtiness. Insolence is exhibited not only in manner, but in conduct and language; it is pride or haughtiness, shown in contemptuous or overbearing treatment of others, especially by words; from an equal or an inferior it is an outrageous kind of impertinence. See impudence, egotism, and scorn.
    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th

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  24. Beigun says:

    More F-35s? Really?

    Article below states Japan has decided to forge ahead with the domestic F-3 fighter. 6 generation….a dream of Mitsubishi for quite some time. Shin-Shin was the prototype. Before the POTUS visit “Gaijin Handling” Japan English papers pouted US was going to offer a F-22 and F-35 hybrid, with source code included. Pipe dream.

    Hard to see Japan with the Yen to procure 100 more F-35s and also start a new fighter program? What gives? Clint Eastwood and “Firefox?” Bank of Japan buys Mitsubishi?

    https://news.yahoo.com/f-35-antique-japan-going-040000556.html

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