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I was moved by your unflinching determination. Thanks to the tireless advocacy of you and your husband, the North Korea abduction issue remains a primary focus for Japan and the United States. We join you...in continuing this important work to finally bring Megumi home.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, in a letter expressing his condolences to Sakie Yokota, the mother of North Korea abductee Megumi, over the death of her husband, Shigeru.  The letter to Sakie, 84, was made public by the National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea, a support group for the kin of abduction victims.

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Thoughts and prayers...

1 ( +1 / -0 )

A token letter from Trump.He doesn't care one iota.Plus even he knows,Megumi's remains are never coming home.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

The only words directly from Trump were probably written in sharpie.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

You haters just can't give the guy credit for anything, can you?

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@kyronstavic

That is not true, I give him credit for the spread of Covid-19

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@kyronstavic

Why do you think he personally deserves credit for this? Do you think they are his words? Do you think he has any idea who Megumi is? Do you think he has any basic understanding of this issue at all?

I can credit the Office of the President for formulating and sending the letter. But because it’s written in the first person, and it’s clear beyond doubt that Trump didn’t write it, or even dictate it, then it loses its sincerity. If he was even just sometimes empathetic, or calm and considered, then they could maybe get away with such a letter.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

total BS

3 ( +3 / -0 )

You haters just can't give the guy credit for anything, can you?

The hate speaks loudly in them.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

@kyronstavic. Not at all, I give him credit for sending the thoroughly insincere thoughts and prayers message.

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You haters just can't give the guy credit for anything, can you?

Sure, he's hastened the end of the GOP, so it's not all bad. But these crocodile tears would make anyone gag.

The man is incapable of empathy.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Japan had someone in the US State department write it. I fail to see why they thought a letter from Trump would give comfort to her.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Do you imagine Trump can use unflinching and advocacy in a sentence? And “I was moved” is just not our boy. Still, it was a nice gesture even if he just signed it. I think he did meet them, and heard their story.

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dbsaiyaJuly 3  10:05 pm JST

@kyronstavic. Not at all, I give him credit for sending the thoroughly insincere thoughts and prayers message.

How do you know for a fact he was being insincere?

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