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Trump, Abe discuss security alliance, trade

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By Steve Holland and Kiyoshi Takenaka

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Couple of old swingers chatting about conquests.

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From the NYT today:

"Mr. Trump said he had hit it off with Mr. Abe personally. 'We have a very, very good bond — very, very good chemistry,' he said. 'I’ll let you know if it changes, but I don’t think it will.'"

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That was an awkwardly long handshake. The look Abe had when Trump finally let go of his hand was pretty funny.

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Abe has an election coming up this year so he obviously wants to use Trumps visit to Japan to boost his chances just like with Obama last time. Gosh, I wish Trump lets out some twitter blurb that would pour cold water on Abe's parade a little bit. Or wouldn't it be great if Donaldo could meet up and hit it off with Koike....that would catapult her into stratosphere. Bet LDP will do their best to try to keep her meeting up with Trump and steal some spotlight from the dear leader.

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Trump wasn't even listening to Shinzo:

"Donald Trump was not wearing a translation earpiece as he nodded along and appeared to listen intently to remarks from Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, at the White House on Friday.

Asked if Trump had worn an earpiece, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House deputy press secretary, said: “I don’t believe during that time. But he did see the text and they spoke quite extensively before the remarks.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/10/shinzo-abe-donald-trump-earpiece-translation

Smile and nod, Donald. It's going to be a loooong weekend in Florida....

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During the news conference, Trump forgot to put in his earphone for interpretation when Abe was speaking. Still, he seemed to understand what Abe was saying.

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Mr. Abe's look at the end of that tiresome handshake say it all......must have been thinking about that hug too.

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Americans were fascinated by the handshake. What do the Nihonjins think about it.? I thought Abe looked embarrassed?

Abe was diplomatic. What does the Japanese public think about Trump?

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I thought Abe looked embarrassed?

I think people see what they want to see.

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That was a very aggressive handshake on Trump's part. I think Abe needs training in avoiding getting caught like that. The whole handshake protocol in these situations is like a martial art.

Trump twisted his hand into a position that forced Abe to adopt a limp-wristed almost feminine position. It was a bit too dominating on Trump's part, whether on purpose or out of habit who knows? But it seems Abe is getting what he came for anyway.

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Trump has long expressed that he dislikes handshakes (he's a germ freak). I think that this is why he may not be so good at them.

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Trumpy must be fluent in Japanese,it wouldn't be a surprise if Shawn spicerrrr or one of the team trumpy mindless drones even came up with some insane revelation that trumpy understands everything! Maybe abesan was thinking "I wonder if he grabby them by the puhzzy anda shake same way"?

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Its always a bit awkward to be no1, now its the first " visitor ", lets see next week when Canada comes along.

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The reporters are not familiar with Asia. One Saiki Abe was assuring to protect US from Chinese attack to U S force, all people think Abe assured helping US. Abe took advantage of Ignorance of US politic media. Idooon't think Abe will invite Trump to Japan. Japan's nuts are more violent than US demonstrators.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-handshake_us_589e1a10e4b094a129eafc3c?jz33bovtmxb5ku766r&

It must have been very awkward for the Japanese PM to be in the same room with a insane man who has access to weapons of mass destruction.

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