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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, at Trump Tower in New York on Thursday night.

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More Italianate in more ostentatious decor, obviously from the pages of Vogue Living.

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Poor Abe looks like he's just shat himself.

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She's asking him, "What's your name?" He's thinking, "eeto eeto..."

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bet they get the decoration ideas from Castlevania. from the Trump Tower hall, with all that gold it just makes the place a bit darker... they could have a visit to 432 Park Avenue for some bright ideas.

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how gawdy and ostentatious is trump's house? money can't buy class, that's for sure.

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Shinzo looks genuinely enthralled by the encounter :-)

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The photography from this incident (I can't bring myself to call it an event) suggests a buttock-clinchingly awkward cringefest.

Did Abe actually get to sit down?

SUM: (Abe + Trump) = √ FA

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Again no Melania? So, will Ivanka be the next first lady?

That's gonna cause even some more confusion.

Well, at least they were able to talk about golf clubs (you now, the ones you use to drive the ball{s}). Common interest. (According to Japanese news)

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Decor copied from Ceaucescu's monstrosity, more like. Also, why is Ivanka wearing a popsock on her left leg/foot?

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Also, why is Ivanka wearing a popsock on her left leg/foot?

Very pale thighs. Does fake tan run in the family?

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I bet he is thinking ' Hmm should be OK for a quick grope,seems normal in her family'

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Genuinely feeling sorry for the interpreter, poor bloke. Pretty sure he's learnt to enhance Abe's platitudes though.

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Abe will do his best to get along with Toranpu. Gambatte kudasai ne.

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Is this before or after the meeting with Trump? If after, Abe looks absent-minded and the meeting probably didn't go well.

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TIger: You were th eonly one with a positive comment and the only one with a thumbs down. I gave you an up.

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Ah, Jared - the new president of the United States! (Do not underestimate this weasel - he will bring down the Trump administration, if Trump does not do it himself.)

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Again no Melania? So, will Ivanka be the next first lady?

A first lady is nothing. Melania is the perfect one : she does nothing, she dresses up (24/24 it seems) and when she's asked, she reads her text (and she wouldn't blink if you replaced it with the phone book). She is the only one in the klan that is not a casting mistake. What are Ivanka and Jared exactly ? Have they been elected something ? If they are there to help, they're are really lame : look how messy that table is with abandoned mags and pet bottles, collapsing candles...

interpreter, poor bloke. Pretty sure he's learnt to enhance Abe's platitudes though.

How that he can also deflate Trump 's trance, so there so kind of dialogue...

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What are Ivanka and Jared exactly ?

A question growing more intriguing daily. Why would Trump insist on dragooning family members into his cabinet despite explicit prohibitions and certain legal challenges? He must have his reasons; prominent is that he is ill.

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It is quite natural that toranpu should involve his family. Many of those within his party did not support him and there is further risk that many within his party may try to take him down. After all no one can be trusted more than your own family. Toranpu certainly is a smart man.

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A First Lady is nothing

First Ladies are something. She has to entertain domestic and foreign guests. She has to outline social and health policy as private citizen. Such as school children lunches from Mitchell Obama. Health Care policy drafting from Hililary Cliton.

When JFK was assisnated, Jacquline Kennedy bravely collected pieces of brain with her hands. When Abraham Lincoln was shot, his wife was the first one to hold the great President body.

Almost all First Ladies have never posted never posted nude for playboy magazine except Melanie who just want to show off as high society spoiled lady. First Ladies are pride of the White House and protector of historical and national heritage.

On this day in 1814, first lady Dolley Madison saves a portrait of George Washington from being looted by British troops during the war of 1812.

Dolley Madison was the hero of the USA. Without her action, new generations can not pay respect George Washington portrait at White House.

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It was a good move by Trump.... I'm starting to like this guy more and more each day.

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Not much to say about this photo other than what an incredibly gawdy place.

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The next ambassador to Japan (rolls eyes)

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TIger: You were th eonly one with a positive comment and the only one with a thumbs down. I gave you an up.

MsDelicious Thank you for your kindness.

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Cut the small talk and start guzzling wine out of the massive gold chalice, er ashtray thingy. Kickstart a marathon Maro Bros cosplay party.

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Cut the small talk and start guzzling wine out of the massive gold chalice, er ashtray thingy

It's for the Ferrero Rocher.

Abe's scoffed them all, and Ivanka suspects him.

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It's for the nose candy. One of the other scions must be out procuring it. Just hope it's not little lad Baron.

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Almost all First Ladies have never posted never posted nude for playboy magazine except Melanie who just want to show off as high society spoiled lady.

You won't find me complaining. I've only seen one picture, but she looked amazing.

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Ha, I bet she has POSTED in her birthday suit, just not on our low rent site. In past eras, first ladies found it daring to run to the mailbox wearing only a garter and chastity belt.

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theeastisred: Also, why is Ivanka wearing a popsock on her left leg/foot?

It looks like a photo defect. Or maybe someone put their drink on the handout. It runs off her leg to the left and over the shadow behind Jared.

HANDOUT via Reuters

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@turbotstat, now that was funny. Can you imagine the editor screaming: 'you got one good photo from the Trump shindig, and you used it as a coaster and there is some woman's phone number scribbled in the corner? You ruined the only decent asset in the Trump family!'

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TorafusuTorasan: @turbotstat, now that was funny. Can you imagine the editor screaming: 'you got one good photo from the Trump shindig, and you used it as a coaster and there is some woman's phone number scribbled in the corner? You ruined the only decent asset in the Trump family!'

The location does seem too coincidental ... don't see any defects in the rest of the pic ...

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No Problem Tiger. I still prefer positive comments rather than negative. Thumbs up to positive comments.

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