Trump stuns Japan's Abe: Your economy ‘not as good as OURS - and it will stay that way’

Trump stuns Japan's Abe: Your economy ‘not as good as OURS - and it will stay that way’
 

The US president was speaking in a press conference in Tokyo today, focused on cooperation between the allies in the face of growing concerns on North Korea.
But Mr Trump broke from cordial rhetoric when comparing the two nations financially.
He said: “The Japanese people are thriving, your cities are vibrant and you've built one of the world's most powerful economies.
"I don't know if it's as good as ours, I think not... And we're going to try and keep it that way but you'll be second."
Mr Trump continued by saying he wanted to correct a trade imbalance with Japan - actually the... read more

 
6 November 2017 in World News, Views: 53
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