Some people go to great lengths to avoid talking to Donald Trump, and Japanese First Lady is no exception.
In an interview with the FAILING New York Times, Trump embarrassingly told Maggie Haberman that his dinner with world leaders at the G-20 summit was kinda boring because he was seated next to Japanese First Lady Akie Abe, who doesn’t speak a single word of English — not even “hello”:
So, I was seated next to the wife of Prime Minister Abe [Shinzo Abe of Japan], who I think is a terrific guy, and she’s a terrific woman, but doesn’t speak English.
HABERMAN: Like, nothing, right? Like zero?
TRUMP: Like, not “hello.”
HABERMAN: That must make for an awkward seating.
TRUMP: Well, it’s hard, because you know, you’re sitting there for——
TRUMP: So the dinner was probably an hour and 45 minutes.
There was a reason she didn’t speak to him, but it wasn’t a lack of proficiency in English. In 2014, Madame Abe delivered the keynote address at the Ford Foundation in New York, where she criticized — notably in English — her husband’s Tohoku seawall plan.
She even did a question and answer session after the speech, once again in English.
Boy, it has to be humiliating for Trump to be snubbed in this manner.
“I enjoyed the evening with her, and she’s really a lovely woman, and I enjoyed — the whole thing was good,” said Trump, who bragged about the “great relationships” he has with the Abes.
Well…this is awkward.
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