Yesterday, after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that he would resign as Prime Minister due to illness, many leaders and governments expressed concern about his situation. For example, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Russias Kremlin.
How late? Lets see how Abe treats trump first.
(the screenshot shows the scene of Abes visit to trump at that time reported by American media)
The BBC also said at the time that Abe was the first national leader in the world to visit trump after he won the election.
In the following years, Abe also actively maintained good relations with trump, even trump, who pursued trade protectionism policy, sometimes criticized the economic and trade relations between Japan and the United States.
For example, when Abe visited the United States in May 2019, trump mercilessly and publicly expressed his dissatisfaction with the trade deficit between the United States and Japan, and asked Japan to change this situation and invest more in the United States.
But Abe later posted a close picture of him playing golf with trump on his social account, in which both of them were laughing happily. Abe also said in the photo post that he and trump will make the Japan US alliance closer.
In addition, even after Abe announced that he would resign due to illness, former national security adviser Bolton of trump wrote a special article in the Washington Post, praising Abes contribution to the trump authorities: on the one hand, he did not make trade issues with the United States stiff like other US allies, but kept playing down these conflicts, and on the other hand, he tied them Trump has constantly demonstrated and expounded Chinas threat to the Indian Pacific region with practical actions, and insisted on the elimination of nuclear weapons by North Korea, so that Trumps understanding of China and North Korea is not completely divorced from reality.
However, such a national leader who was the first to establish friendly relations with trump and carefully maintained such relations, a Japanese prime minister who was also recognized and praised by the representatives of American hawks, announced his resignation due to illness at 4:00 p.m. Beijing time on August 28, Beijing time, until the noon of August 29, Beijing time, after governments around the world had expressed sympathy to Abe Only when trump arrived late.
This once embarrassed Japanese media such as NKH. When they reported the U.S. governments concern for Abe this morning, these media published a short news report, saying that a senior official of the White House praised Abe on behalf of the US government, considered his leadership outstanding and strengthened the relations between the United States and Japan. However, these reports did not disclose the senior official Who is member.
It was not until about 10:00 Beijing time on the 29th that trump expressed his great respect for Abe and felt uneasy about his situation and said that he would call him after a long time of advocating his ruling achievements on Twitter and calling on Americans to vote for him.
But his late statement is far from Abes visit to him when he was not officially in the White House. It also shows that although trump calls Abe his great friend, he cares more about his election this year than Abe.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that just after Abe announced that he would resign due to illness, some western media reporters posted a funny story about the relationship between trump and Abe in a book about the inside of the White House written by former national security adviser Bolton of trump.
Bolton described the funny story as saying that in his view, the world leader with the best personal relationship with trump is Abe. Bolton also said that trump was interested in Abes father, who served in Japans kamikaze secret service during World War II, and often mentioned it to show the strength of the Japanese, especially Abe.
However, according to Bolton, trump once mentioned Abes father and said that he regretted not being able to participate in the suicide attack of the Kobe special attack team and his failure to be loyal to the emperor of Japan.
He didnt seem to realize that if Abes father did commit that suicide attack, there would be no Abe (born in 1954), he quipped.
Go to the toilet 30 times a day, what disease is Abes ulcerative colitis? (source: original)
Abe announced his resignation: his second resignation is due to his increasingly serious condition
On August 28 local time, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a press conference at the prime ministers residence, announcing his official resignation as Prime Minister of Japan. Abe said that in June this year, his old ulcerative colitis relapsed, in order to avoid personal health impact on the prime ministers work, decided to resign as prime minister. Abe also stressed that he would continue to perform his duties until the election of a new prime minister. Finally, Abe expressed his thanks to the Japanese people.
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