Trump in Asia; or, the Idiot Abroad

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President Donald Trump is apparently disappointed that Japan failed to shoot down the North Korean missiles that flew over the country earlier this year, according to diplomatic sources that talked to the Kyodo news agency. Trump reportedly questioned the country’s decision during conversations with Southeast Asian leaders over the past few months. The president was particularly confused about the lack of action because Japan is a “country of samurai warriors,” according to the report.

North Korea launched ballistic missiles over Japan in August and September. But Japan’s miliary quickly concluded the missiles were not a direct threat to the country and did not interrupt their path before they crashed into the Pacific Ocean. Commentators on Twitter were flabbergasted by the remarks, surprised at how the U.S. president seemingly did not understand how shooting down the North Korea missiles could have been seen as an act of war that would have needlessly escalated the conflict.

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  1. Swami  •  Nov 5, 2017 @3:01 pm

    Lawrence O'donnell says Trump is finally getting to go to Vietnam. He hopes Trump's bone spurs don't start acting up. smiley

  2. c u n d gulag out, replace him  •  Nov 5, 2017 @6:20 pm

    I fully expect Donaldski Trumpovich to send his meal back at the state dinner in Japan, insulted that his host gave him raw fish.

    He wanted a pound of well-done Kobe steak, smothered in ketchup!  (That poor Kobe cow will have died in vain).

    Maybe the MFer will choke on it.

  3. Swami  •  Nov 5, 2017 @7:15 pm

    Maybe the MFer will choke on it.

    Keep your fingers crossed. The Lord works in mysterious ways.

  4. Swami  •  Nov 5, 2017 @9:15 pm

    Hey, gulag..If I didn't know better I might get the impression that you don't like Donald Trump. Cows can't die in vain.. At least I don't think so.

    I'm hearing that the pizzagate kid has an indictment coming his way for Christmas.

  5. pablo  •  Nov 5, 2017 @9:24 pm


    One can only hope, as I gave up on prayer years ago. 

  6. Gerald Parks  •  Nov 6, 2017 @6:20 am

    Hey …did Dotard 45 really say Sumurai warriors out loud in front of the Japanese leaders?

    Fn MORON!

    Yet ANOTHER day of embarrassment for the people of the United States of America!  

  7. bernie  •  Nov 6, 2017 @6:41 am

    I noticed he had time for a photo op on the golf course.  That makes a bit of sense, as you know he did not go on this trip for the cuisine.  Little chance of a video of him successfully eating with chopsticks, as he is a bit light on the multicultural skills side.  

    If they play golf with a few side bets,  I sure hope they know enough not to let him keep his own score.

  8. pluky  •  Nov 6, 2017 @2:26 pm

    I just wish someone, ANYONE, had ground into his little brain that “no. you can’t call the Japanese PM Shinzo at the press conference.”