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Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan: report

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Trump hates Mexicans. The GOP adopted his bigotry. The GOP enables it. Bigotry is their brand.

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Trump is a great Leader, and PM Abe is very, very close to him. Their Summits are always a success.But I cannot understand this. Why would he propose sending Mexican immigrants (maybe criminals) to Japan? Japan will decide its own immigrant policies. Japan does not want the problems of the USA with drugs, crime, gangs and terrorism.

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"Shinzo, you don't have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you'll be out of office very soon," creating a sense of irritation in the room, according to an EU official.

That would be a dream come true...Japan would have no more worries about labour shortages and all of us would be " Abe free".

Do it Dony ...lol.:)

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Funly enough it would solve the population problem

19 ( +26 / -7 )

Clickbait headline. It was a crude and idiotic failure of a joke, not a threat. It's this sort of thing that explains why trust in the media is at record lows.

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Donny, Donny, this kind of bigotry is lost in translation.

If you said "Koreans" instead of "Mexicans", then Abe would have laughed with you.

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More tramp than Trump!

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"Shinzo, you don't have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you'll be out of office very soon,"

The Japanese gov would never allow that. They’d be deported quickly. But in the USA, they could just hide in some sanctuary city. Pathetic!!

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A crude as Trump can be, and it's a cherry picked comment, telling Abe this was Trump's way of saying, "Keep out the immigrants", something that both agree upon.

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At one point he described migration as a big problem for Europe then said to Abe: "Shinzo, you don't have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you'll be out of office very soon," creating a sense of irritation in the room, according to an EU official.

Trumps attempts at humour in trying to emphasis a point that illegal immigration, in big numbers, is not welcomed, not just by the U.S but everywhere on the planet.

The figures are a bit off if he is talking about Europe. Something like 1 million - 1.5 million since 2014/2015. Still, thats enough to make many European countries nervous because they continue to arrive in Italy on weekly basis.

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Trump really doesn't have any decency at all to foreign top leaders. He knows It is impossible for anyone to be able to send 2.5 milions to Japan or other countries. Mexican migrants illegally try to enter America for a long time, it seems America's fate and gun shooting killing each other is also its fate. So finish up to build long walls very quickly.

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M3 - I agree.

"... It was a crude and idiotic failure of a joke,..."

But I think your next comment needs to replace "the media"

. not a threat. It's this sort of thing that explains why trust in the media is at record lows..."*

with "ego-maniacal politicians".

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Trump will not last much longer in office, so no need to get worried about anything this fool says.

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Headline so misleading. He didn't "threaten" to do so! Media really needs to chill some!

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Funly enough it would solve the population problem

...and would also add a bit of spice to the cuisine - assuming ingredients are available.

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Trump will not last much longer in office, so no need to get worried about anything this fool says.

So, how long is "not much longer" to you? He has at least two more years, and if that isn't "not much longer" to you I hate to imagine what "long" is!

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As if the remarks themselves weren't bad enough, the use of the word "threaten" is just as reprehensible. It sounds like the writer of this article also thinks "Mexicans" are somehow bad!

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Totally unverified and should be taken with the utmost skepticism.

But because this fits nicely with certain people's politics, especially the media's, it will be treated as if it's the gospel truth.

While his performance in office hasn't been perfect, overall Trump is doing a rather good job -- and some people just can't stand that.

Hence their psychological and political need to do anything to derail, de-legitimize, and discredit him.

Again, there's no evidence of this, other than someone's say-so. Thus, logic demands that this should be taken with a huge grain of salt.

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His remarks in this article sound really troubling, or even delirium.

Only drunk or insane people say things like this.

He also seems to like Kim and Putin very much... chill down the spine

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Trump really knows what he is saying.

Mass Migration is the last thing LDP & Abe will support

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I'd marry a Mexanese woman

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It seems Trump can't tell the difference between what's appropriate for private bar-room banter between tipsy mates who aren't going to remember the conversation come morning, and what's appropriate for a public meeting of the world's top heads of state.

And a third of the American voting public actually support this lowlife??

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I like trump, I wish Japan had a leader like him.

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Dont worry Mr Trump, Japan has a ticking time bomb with 1.5 billion people eager to immigrate to Japan.

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The headline is misleading. Trump just said how hard for U.S. having so many illegal immigrants from Mexico.

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Clickbait headline. It was a crude and idiotic failure of a joke, not a threat. It's this sort of thing that explains why trust in the media is at record lows.

Yes. Idiotic headline. Why your comment was thumbed down is beyond me.

Just report things properly. Trump’s idiocy needs no accentuation.

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Not really a threat. Japan needs more labor and more Mexican restaurants.

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If there is any reason to certain that Trump is out of his mind, this is it.

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Trump was making a joke to make a point. Simple as that.

offended? Then you have oribkems.

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Tramp forgets the banter between the public restroom and the public lounge is different.

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Trump was using hyperbole trying to simplify and make clear understanding. Japan allows few immigrants and almost zero asylum seekers. Abe and Japan have next to no understanding about having 2K uninvited people show up monthly to live in their country and sneaking in.

We know that he isn't elegant, highly insensitive, often offensive, and usually puts his foot in his mount. That is what he did here, again.

BTW, it impossible to ship 25M people anywhere. That's over 70K trips in airliners or over 5000 huge cruise ship trips.

Trump has a habit of grouping all Mexicans with those millions who illegally entered the USA, which is bad. There are many more millions who came to the USA legally.

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As some posters suggested, trump is either drunk or crazy. He doesn’t drink. Suga wants 500,000 low paid immigrant workers...maybe there is more to this?

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In one meeting, Mr Trump raised the issue of migration as a problem in Europe and reportedly told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: "Shinzo, you don't have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you'll be out of office very soon."

Trump is correct. Japan does not have this problem. The reason is very simple. Japan is the only country that didn't buy into the globalism bs.

Japan is strongest country in the G7

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When President Trump launches the toys of the table, its a huff, followed by a swipe, and then the random thrusting motion from that trotter like appendage, as he kicks in wild abandonment frothing 25 million Mexicans.

The Office of Presidency of the United States of America deserves a tad more self-restraint.

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It wasn't a threat. It was a joke, and//or an attempt to make a point using a very poor and tasteless example that has become typical of this uneducated idiot of a president.

Which in turn invited a hyped up headline that will feed his "fake news" media phobia.

Again, simply not fit for office.

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Abe eyes must be lighting up... 25 Million visitors, each of whom would have to pay his new leavers tax... wow! Karma to Trump, bring it on!

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Holy s... People can't understand English.

That's nothing more than colloquial language to express a problem.

What he was trying to say is:

"-What IF 25 million illegals were living in Japan? You wouldn't be able to handle a problem this big!".

But he should know the world ain't following the way Americans are used to express themselves with words. It's his own fault in the end.

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discretion!!! Why offer a comment if it is not necessary......

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You couldn't make this stuff up!

Botchan looks so coy and attentive in that photo above. I would have given anything to see the look on his face when Trump may this bizarre suggestion!

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Why get drawn into the EU migration, immigration, refugee, asylum seeker quandary?

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And I'm sure Abe was muttering under his breath, "for the 1,000th time it's ah-bey, not Abe..."

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You're either on his side, or you're on our side. There's no acceptable middle ground. Criticize any criticism of Trump, and you're a deplorable, bigoted Trump supporter.

But one not need to be a fan of the president to call a spade a spade. In this case, he made an off-color joke that he shouldn't have made. He did not "threaten" Abe. The person who wrote the headline is either grossly incompetent at digesting and presenting information, or they are trying to push an anti-Trump agenda and drive revenue (clicks) to the publication.

Similar was the photo that went viral after the G-7 summit of Trump looking defiant with his arms crossed while Merkel was bearing down upon him. Yesterday other photos were released of that same exchange where everyone is smiling at one another. All those photos have been available to the media since the summit; but they all chose to push a certain narrative.

I don't really like Trump, but I also don't like a biased media telling me what I should think and selectively presenting me with information to further an agenda. I want all of the facts to make up my own mind. I'm a big boy, and I think I can handle it.

This is akin to the Aesop fable of 'The Boy who Cried Wolf'. At some point, something will happen that is truly despicable, and when the media presents it to me at face-value, I'll have already stopped paying attention. I'm getting close.

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Funny. Problem 1: Japanese have difficulty with English. Problem 2: Could anyone even get one Mexican here, let alone millions?

Who knows, we might all end up studying Español soon.

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Adolf Twitter, go back to golf and hotels please, Bush = Dope, Obama = Hope, Trump = Nope. Hit the road jack.

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Trump has "dotard" tendencies, & like the Emperor Nero of the Old Roman Empire, he is "insane" & will "burn" anyone that irritates him like leaders of the G6 countries including Abe. However, he will eventually be burnt by the US legislature & Muller probing into his guilt & gross misdeeds.

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@Yubaru - So, how long is "not much longer" to you? He has at least two more years

Do you really believe that? He’s not gonna last another two years. He will destroy himself with either his mouth or his wanger in the very near future.

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"Shinzo, you don't have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you'll be out of office very soon,"

Shinzo, uncrossing his arms, "But, but, senpai..."

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This won' happen because Japan will not pay.

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Ridiculous article, and a good example of fake news.

A verbal jab is not a threat

He did not threaten Abe or anybody else

He did not even jab at him

It was a joke to make a point

it was a fair point, politically incorrect, but a fair point nonetheless.

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Cleo:

Sorry, as a politics major I must point out. Abe, and the other prime ministers and chancellor are heads of govt, not heads of state. The US with its presidential system merges the two, so Trump is both head of state and head of govt. The French, with its semi-presidential system, has President Macron as head of state, but unlike most other members' heads of state (emperor, queen, president), his role includes foreign policy.

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More sick jokes from one of the sickest leaders on the planet

https://news.sky.com/story/donald-trump-threatens-to-send-25-million-mexicans-to-japan-11406394

during a conversation about terrorism, he is said to have told French President Emmanuel Macron that "You must know about this, Emmanuel, because all the terrorists are in Paris".

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Cont'd...

German president, Queen Elizabeth of both Canada and the UK, and the Italian president have only reserve executive powers to exercise to maintain working govts (prime minister/chancellor and cabinet). The Japanese emperor has no power.

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"Trump on Friday rejected reports of discord, blaming the "Fake News Media" on Twitter for portraying a false picture while posting several photos of himself appearing to get along well with fellow G7 leaders."

Well, you know if Trump says it's "fake news" that it's actually fact.

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Trump's just angry because he's going to die, alone, long before the rest of them, and without their good looks (relatively speaking, and in particular in regards to Macron and Trudeau, whom he was most vicious to) and big hands. That's what little old men do, misdirect their anger when they haven't had a nap and have to sit in meetings.

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On one side, ABE did deserve to hear this. Mainly due to the way even hardworking Koreans are treated in Japan to this day.

On the other, he's a bit off with Europe. Sure Europe has a lot of immigrants, but even if you exclude Russia, Europe is almost twice the size of the U.S in population and remains 90-93% white to this day.

Europe's problems aren't immigrants, nor "muslims" per se;

We've got a ton of Asians here who work really hard and assimilate, we also have native muslims in Bosnia whom you never see any hatred for.

The issue is the huge amount of recent arrivals that are forced upon a small amount of nations, and the overwhelming amount of these new arrivals (90-95%) are of muslim faith, which does bring a huge strain on integration, thus leading to conflict.

Europe as a whole is a lot more welcoming than the U.S. There isn't a single "anti black" or "anti asian" party in Europe that I know of. Because, we don't have the issue with them. Its the religion, and the huge influx, that causes the issue.

Europeans have dealt with both world wars on its soil, and the last thing they want is terrorism, and more uncertainty, and definitely not another war (or a civil war for that matter).

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@MiaTanaka

Excellent post. Intelligent riposte to the Daily Mail-ites....

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"Shinzo, you don't have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you'll be out of office very soon,"

I can hear the immigration and various city office clerks sucking their teeth as they reluctantly process these Mexicans...

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Trump was just testing the water to see if Abe would offer to build the $25 billion Mexican wall.

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The guy clearly has some sort of brain disorder.

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The writer of this article is well aware, "The pen is mightier than the sword." Some can see through his bad intentions of showing President Trump in bad light.

It is great that America now has a president with guts. Often his comments are twisted by the media. His comments are often tongue in cheek to make a point.

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Trump does not hate Mexicans just 25 million Mexicans that have invaded the country.

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Chump is such an embarrassing loser. Surely he can't last much longer?

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serendipitous He's going to be POTUS until Jan 2025.

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Mentally ill. Unhinged.

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Funny how no one else getting illegal Mexicans is a complete given but anyone in America who feels the same way is a bigot.

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Funny how no one else getting illegal Mexicans is a complete given but anyone in America who feels the same way is a bigot.

You'd feel different if your small hometown was taken over by Mexican drug gangs.

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While I hate Trumps "humor", it's true that excessive immigration without proper control flow does lead to imbalance and severe problems in every country. Economic immigration is a serious issue. And it leads back to what I've always been saying. The best way to stop excessive immigration is for the countries the people immigrate from need to start taking care of their people better so they don't WANT to leave. Allowing them into other countries that have "better" opportunities only enables the leadership of the immigrant's country to "pass the buck" and shirk their duties to improve the situation in their own country.

Seems like nobody learned the lesson in the US/Canada/Southern America's native American tribes.

It was really bad when I saw two employees at a store I was shopping at, one of them starts talking to the other in Spanish, and the other became incensed because she didn't speak Spanish and very clearly stated she was first nation Native American... First getting colonized out by the Europeans and then getting colonized by out by immigrants from Mexico/South America's. The Spanish speaking employee assumed the other was Mexican...

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All right then, Donald. We will send one million Chinese and half a million Koreans to America.

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"Shinzo, you don't have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you'll be out of office very soon,"

In reality the discussion was about the US Japan Trade imbalance, and being Trump he managed to curveball two issues into one. Merging his current problem with the American Tobacco Lobby's concern over the impact Mexican Cigars are having upon the Industry in the US, with the threat to dump all 25 Million Mexicans (Cigars) to Japan, which clearly would upset Japan Tobacco, Abe's main backer... unless of course Abe toed the line and agreed to meet his demands upon Tariffs....

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The figures are a bit off if he is talking about Europe. Something like 1 million - 1.5 million since 2014/2015. Still, thats enough to make many European countries nervous because they continue to arrive in Italy on weekly basis.

Nonsense, as those arrived in Italy will remain in Italy. The North kept Italy alive with the ECB QE program and some Italian comrades may think that Rome is ruling. The Pope yes but Salvini no way :)

The EU may support the Italians to make migrants and refugees renovate deserted southern villages and towns and with 'on the job' training programs for olive picking but that will be it.

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The truth hurts; don't it ?

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The Europeans should have not leaked the meeting. They stabbed Donald Trump and the US delegation in the back with that.

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The Europeans should have not leaked the meeting. They stabbed Donald Trump and the US delegation in the back with that.

They were just acting like the typical Trump's White House staff.

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Trump is a bakatare! Idiot!

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Europe as a whole is a lot more welcoming than the U.S. There isn't a single "anti black" or "anti asian" party in Europe that I know of. Because, we don't have the issue with them. Its the religion, and the huge influx, that causes the issue.

Good observation but that doesn't mean that they don't face racism or exclusion. The National Front of the UK can definitely be seen as an 'anti-black and 'anti asian' party.

The 'Front Nationale' in France on the other hand has Arab and Black supporters. It's a known 'phenomenon' that minorities living for ages in predominantly white countries are often 'hostile' towards 'newcomers' of the same background.

You've Vietnamese communities in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Eastern part of Germany due to aid for labor agreements between Vietnam and their former Eastern-european comrades. There were issues in the past, illegal cigarette business for example, and there are issues nowadays but you can't compare that with the hostility towards Roma and Sinti in those countries who came originally from the Indian peninsula.

the overwhelming amount of these new arrivals (90-95%) are of muslim faith, which does bring a huge strain on integration, thus leading to conflict.

For successful integration you need 2 parties and when the ruling party does nothing about segregation and exclusion that process will not succeed. People of muslim faith on the other hand have to accept the rules in their new [host] country and the fact that they have to share space with other faiths or people with no faith.

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The question here is what has Japan contributed to the immigration crisis if it's not taking in any immigrants? If nothing, why is it exempt from the other G6 countries?

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Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan: report

This is such a bizarre statement from Trump- but I guess I’m getting used them over the past few years. Everyone knows that there are only around 11 million illegal Mexicans in America. He might be able to come up with 5 or 6 million more illegals from Central and South America. But this 25 million number he is throwing around is just crazy talk.

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Just when you thought Trumps talk was crazy, he out does himself.

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Japan is strongest country in the G7

I sincerely hope everyone who reads this, stops and thinks for a moment, if this is even remotely true, it's time to key up this......appropriate for the poster here too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSsfuLcmIOY

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Oh' the Trump haters are having a field day with their hateful comments, yet they have no facts to backup their hatred.

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Oh' the Trump haters are having a field day with their hateful comments, yet they have no facts to backup their hatred.

What a silly statement that shows you either haven't bothered to read the comments, or that you have, but you are so partisan that you disregarded valid arguments altogether.

Either way, it leaves a lot to be criticized about your approach (not you as a human, just your actions).

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Lady's and Genteman. My sincere apologies for the comments made by this Gaijin.

I am from Christchurch New Zealand. Yes I am Gaijin but not american.

It is difficult for me to see my Spiritual Home attacked by a simpleton. An uneducated, unsophisticated ill

informed, raciest idiot (baka ne )

trumps statement will show what trump means to Japan, (NOTHING)

How to retaliate, simple. Remove all american bases fro Japan, instigate huge tariffs on goods from the states that voted for this Gaijin idiot . Close or suspend the american embassy, kick out those who reside there.

Increase landing fees for all american passenger aircraft landing in Japan.

Time to be harsh. Time is up for this Gaijin Coward.

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The comments made at G7. President Trump was obviously being sarcastic and facetious out of frustration. It does not matter what side of isle you are on or somewhere in the middle road. Trade in its current state is very unfair right now for the American people. Has been for decades. Change is very painful. Trump does not like to impose tariffs in my opinion. That is just my opinion and mine alone. If you agree. Cool. If you do not. That's cool too. Strategically. He does not have any other viable options right now other than increasing tariffs.

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As far as the sitting President of my country. The comments made at G7. President Trump was obviously being sarcastic and facetious out of frustration.

Since I first heard his comments, until now, I have not once thought Trump was being sarcastic or speaking out of frustration. What you are declaring as obvious is not obvious at all.

Trade in its current state is very unfair right now for the American people. Has been for decades.

America - biggest country in the world, biggest victim complex in the world.

One thing I've realized in the past couple of decades is that in America, if someone repeats something enough, a significant number of Americans will believe it, regardless of how ridiculous the concept is. The above is a prime example of that. These people truly believe America is being screwed, not realizing that that's not the case at all. America is rich. Not well off, not even prosperous, but straight up rich. That said, there is a HUGE income disparity. The people feel poor, and when Trump makes these unsupported claims about America being screwed by trade, they believe it, instead of seeing that it's not America getting screwed by trade, it's that the money goes to Trump and the elite. They are right to be angry about the tough times they live in, but they are mistakenly appropriating blame on the wrong parties.

If America wants to fix its income problems, it needs to look inward, not outward.

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Strategically. He does not have any other viable options right now other than increasing tariffs.

That's starting to look like really bad strategy. The whole world is beginning to band together against these ridiculous tariffs, and instead form new trade agreements bypassing the US altogether. This is only going to increase as Trump continues this strategy, based off a lie to his people so they wouldn't cast blame on the elites.

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@Strangerland.

Well let me just say. If I have struck a nerve with you. Allow me to apologize in advance.

Let's address this one thing and keep it clear and buoyant. One thing I've realized in the past couple of decades is that in America, if someone repeats something enough, a significant number of Americans will believe it, regardless of how ridiculous the concept is.- First of all Strange. I am not part of the sheeple crowd of ignorant or misinformed uneducated Americans sitting in my living room drinking Miller light watching T.V while eating Ruffles.

Here is some History.

Reagan. 1985

1985 Reagan.- President Reagan, seeking to thwart protectionist legislation in Congress, announced plans today to move against Japan, South Korea, Brazil and the European Economic Community for ''unfair trading practices.''May 12th 1985.

Clinton 2005

2005 In the president's radio address on May 13 on Japanese trade, Clinton said that the US was "hitting a brick wall" after 20 months of talks with the Japanese. The annual trade deficit with Japan was a record $66 billion, largely because of the closed auto market in Japan. "I am determined to open Japan's auto market," Clinton said in the bland address. "We don't want a trade conflict with Japan, but we won't hesitate to fight for a fair shake for American products."Sound fair to you Strange? I am not singling out Japan either. Just trying to keep it local to make a point. It could have be Cambodia for all I care.

I could list out link after links and links or reports and news articles. For example this report from 2002.

 Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2007.

Since President Bush took office, the U.S. trade deficit has nearly doubled from $379 billion (2000) to $700 billion (2007).1 The trade deficit with China alone tripled from $83 billion in 2000 to $256 billion in 2007. As a share of the economy, the overall trade deficit rose from 3.9% of GDP in 2000 to a peak of 5.7% in 2006, before moderating slightly to 5.1% of GDP in 2007. In President Bush’s first term, the United States lost 1.9 million jobs to trade deficits. In 2007, the bilateral trade deficit with China represented 1.85% of the entire economy. Growth in this deficit since 2001 has displaced 2.3 million net jobs. Between 2000 and June 2008, the United States lost 3.4 million manufacturing jobs. Recent estimates have predicted that next year China will overtake the United States as the world’s largest producer of manufactured goods. Because of unfair trade practices Strange.

Look, with all due respect Strange. As well giving you credit for you're intelligence. At least give me the same respect.

I am not just on the band wagon because of Trump and the current political climate. As well trade issues and or Tariffs in today's media be lambasted everywhere. I am passionate about this and I read. I firmly believe the current trading systems and it's markets, culture is really unfair.

China won the Trade war anyways. This is the resistance. May it long live!

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Back on topic please. Posts that do not refer to Trump's comment o Abe will be removed.

Sorry for typos was in a rush.

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Trump is correct. Japan does not have this problem. The reason is very simple. Japan is the only country that didn't buy into the globalism bs.

Japan is strongest country in the G7

Dumb comment as Japan like all G7 countries thrived by liberal globalism.

Japan may be strong on immigration rules but are competing with the Britons on being Trumps preferred lapdog.

So feel 'save' in Japan as that without doubt is the driver behind this comment :)

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Everyone is missing the point the story is about, no countries leader should ever speak such a racist statement to another leader. Just as he should not have been attacking the other countries leaders at the G7 summit. It was boorish and has poor manners, but that is what Trump is all about, he is white trash, he attacks his allies and pats the dictators on the back, he doesn't make any sense.

And as an American who has watched the man on TV since the early 80's, he's not a good business man, he's bankrupted more business that he personally ran, he sells his name to property and reaps the benefits. He doesn't pay his contractors and he's been sued thousands of times. At one point he was 80 million in the hole. Until he swindled Deutsche Bank to loan him money that he never paid back. He's been laundering money for Russian Oligarchs for years. The man is a racist misogynist little boy and he's allowed all the racist, misogynist little boys and girls in America to stand up and be proud of their trashy ways. America is filled with TRASH, and I say that as an American.

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m3m3m3: Yes - Readers should beware of 'clickbait'.

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One advantage of having Trump 'elected' to the WH - making Abe uncomfortable (no matter what face he has on in public). Squirm, baby, squirm!

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It would overload the fingerprint database in Immigration.

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It would probably cause a mass heart attack with the Uyoku dantai (右翼団体, "right wing group[s]") which would include Abe to lose his base.

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@Netgrump

Dumb comment as Japan like all G7 countries thrived by liberal globalism.

Dumb comment as Japan "thrived" after it had erected tariffs (40% on cars) and formulated a rock-solid national industrial policy to protect its domestic industries from foreign competition during its postwar economic miracle. Japan's growth slowed down and stagnated later as it was drawn into the "liberal globalism" fold.

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liberal globalism

Globalism never has been, nor is not, a liberal policy. It's been so right-wing, that the whole claim is absolutely ridiculous. It's the Trump elite who have gotten rich by globalism, pushing it further and further to line their pockets.

You'd have to be completely ignorant of... well pretty much everything, to believe that globalism is not a right-wing issue.

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These fake news leaders are only shining a light on their own stupidity...

BINGO!

to believe that globalism is not a right-wing issue.

Maybe the poster meant to say neoliberalism, which is a valid economic term and has nothing to do with politics.

About your hypothesis that globalism is right wing, well, it wasn't globalism that caused the Bank crises back in 2008, it was Bill Clinton getting rid of the Glass-Stegall Act, of course listening to the central bankers.

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Japan has its own issues with immigrants... it has them, and has a love-hate relationship with them.

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Dumb comment as Japan like all G7 countries thrived by liberal globalism.

Dumb comment 

A copycat is always flattering so thanks for that :)

Not so flattering is when a person doesn't read my comment in context with a previous comment by another poster.

as Japan "thrived" after it had erected tariffs (40% on cars) and formulated a rock-solid national industrial policy to protect its domestic industries from foreign competition during its postwar economic miracle. 

So? Japan thrived, period.

During the same era the US profited of national boundaries between European nations while the Americans had the benefits of doing business like on a single market.

We all thrived in those days.

https://www.gsid.nagoya-u.ac.jp/sotsubo/Postwar_Development_of_the_Japanese%20Economy(Otsubo_NagoyaU).pdf

Japan's growth slowed down and stagnated later as it was drawn into the "liberal globalism" fold.

Yep, growth slowed down but the J economy is beyond stagnation and some indicators like export are doing well.

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@ Strangerland

liberal globalism

Globalism never has been, nor is not, a liberal policy. It's been so right-wing, that the whole claim is absolutely ridiculous. It's the Trump elite who have gotten rich by globalism, pushing it further and further to line their pockets.

You'd have to be completely ignorant of... well pretty much everything, to believe that globalism is not a right-wing issue.

Fizzzbit gave you a clue about neoliberalism, I forgot the 'neo' but without it would have been the same.

It's also language ! Read the article below...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-10658070

.... and let me know if it's 'sinked in' so that I may tell you what liberal means in continental Europe :)

Nice preview below:

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11186-005-6301-9

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I may tell you what liberal means in continental Europe

Liberal has a defined meaning in English. It's not changed by location. "Liberal" (capitalized) on the other hand refers to political parties that may have differing opinions.

And either way, globalism is not a liberal policy. It has always been a capitalist thing.

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Liberal has a defined meaning in English

You didn't read the article so just read it...

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You didn't read the article

I did.

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Good.

'In America, neo-conservatives call themselves neo-liberals when it comes to economic theory. They advocate liberal interventionism in foreign policy.'

Conservative is mostly right wing but neo liberalism is, as said by Fizzbit an economic term. Read the second URL.

In Europe Liberal parties are parties with the same segments among the electorate as the US Republicans based on economic background: small biz owners, Corporate biz, the Rich, the Super rich. Major topic: low interference of the government.

In Europe the agenda would be in general less conservative with liberal views on abortion, equality etc.

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