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Trump, Abe discuss N Korea in phone talks

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"President Trump and I agreed completely on every aspect of how we should deal with North Korea," Abe told reporters, according to the Kyodo news agency.

Deflect, blame and lie?

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In the eyes of Trump, Abe is just a kid.

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Trump: Don't worry, Shin-chan; I've got Kim right where I want him. Cruising around in Daimler and Benz limos to supervise firing rockets. That's what us conservatives call getting tough. 4-D chess, my friend, 4-D.

Abe: Uhhh . . . How much longer do we have to put up with you?

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Trump said the two had also talked about trade, and his only public comment on the discussion was a tweet calling it a "Very good conversation!"

I am sure they had a "very good conversation" yes, a "very very good conversation" that went "very very very good" I am sure that Trump used the word "very" at least a hundred times to describe his "very very very good" conversations" with Kim.

He also probably told Abe that things went "very very very good" on all the things that they needed to talk about. It went "very very good!"

I am sick and tired of listening to a two year old play the part of President of the United States!

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Look at Trump's face, says it all what he thinks of Abe and Japan.

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Abe to Trump: "I told you the Koreans could not be trusted."

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"President Trump and I agreed completely on every aspect of how we should deal with North Korea," Abe told reporters, according to the Kyodo news agency.

Comedy gold. Abe's utter diplomatic failure has left Japan marginalized and sidelined, actively excluded from the ongoing process as the US, North Korea and South Korea forge ahead. After refusing to talk to NK for years he's now forced into going cap in hand to ask for an "unconditional" meeting and he has to listen to Trump's self-aggrandizing nonsense on the telephone.

Still, there are elections coming up and NHK, Kyodo plus all the rest of the corporate media will dance to the LDP tune.

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Conversation...

A: please, please master, please say something about the abducties before the election, please please SIR!

T: listen boy, if you buy 300 more F-35s, double the amount you pay us for our bases, subsidize American car sales and buy our meat and agriculture products, well boy, you have a very great chance I could mention abducties. But only if you sign this prepared document promising all these points first. Or you’re fired boy.

A: thank you sir, thank you sir.

T: one more thing boy, polish my golf clubs.

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Great to hear PM Abe and Trump are on the same page. Its excellent for the region stability to have two strong World Leaders who get along so beautifully.

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I am sick and tired of listening to a two year old play the part of President of the United States!

you, me, and the rest of the world

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Complain all you want but Americans actually like Trump:

Trump's approval hits highest rating ever in Gallup poll

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-approval-hits-highest-rating-ever-gallup-poll-220051092.html

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you, me, and the rest of the world

Good, then that means, he’s going against the establishment grain, good job.

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I am surprised with the lack of news and actions by SK president Moon, who was very active and met with the NK leader. I think the SK has the possibility to make progress with NK, maybe more so than America/Japan. Japan became irrelevant when the multi country meetings ended. Japan will only be relevant again by giving large bags of cash.

Tragically NK has reduced its food ration to its people down to 300 grams per day because of crop failures. About half of the recommended levels.

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The chance for Abe to share Nobel Prize is real and high, because Japan will pay for all the costs of denuclearization which Abe 100% agreed.

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Looking at that picture reminds me of another song:

"I wanna hold your hand, I wanna hold your haaaaaaand, I wanna hold your hand"!

What a great, very, very, very great relationship! So tremendously GREAT!

Anything else they talked about, besides their relationship?

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T: You're a good dog, very obedient.

A: Woof, woof!

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Japan and Abe are not taken seriously. Neighbor with the no. 3 economy in the works gets zero visits while Trump, Moon, Xi, and Putin all have met with Kim.

Trump: a, i, u, e, o, ka, ki, ku, ke, ko.

Abe: hai, wakarimashita!

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Great to hear PM Abe and Trump are on the same page. Its excellent for the region stability to have two strong World Leaders who get along so beautifully

Unless they are antofonize nuclear powers China and the DPRK.

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again Trump says nothing about Japan abducting thousands of kids with foreign fathers

he must be impeached

Why?

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He is incapable of adequately performing the duties of President of the United States.

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Kim Jong-un Pyongyang regime is unlikely to ever agree to any form of complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.

It would not be in the interests of either the Government of China or Russian Federation, who have convinced Kim Jong-un, the same fate will befall him as Muammar Gaddafi, hauled from a drain pipe, brutally tortured and killed, his country devastated, wracked by civil war.

All the security guarantees Gaddafi, sought and promised, were a pretence, soon reneged. Time to face reality.

Kim Jong-un maybe a depot but he not a political dullard.

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He is incapable of adequately performing the duties of President of the United States

But he will neither be impeached or removed, so then what?

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But he will neither be impeached or removed, so then what?

Hilarious that you think you can predict impeachment.

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Thank you for agreeing that he is incapable of adequately doing his job. He will be removed from office when he is voted out.

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He will be elected again just like abe and Kim, there is no credible opposition.

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Thank you for agreeing that he is incapable of adequately doing his job. He will be removed from office when he is voted out.

Agreed. I don't want to see any president impeached because it's harmful to the country. That said, its best not to try to predict politics. Remember that Trump won.when everyone said there was no road to 270.

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Thank you for agreeing that he is incapable of adequately doing his job. He will be removed from office when he is voted out.

wishing it does not make it happen. He has a 48% approval rating, the economy is booming. And there are no grounds to remove this President elected by the people. If Bill Clinton didn't get impeached for using the oval office as a brothel how could this President be removed?

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