Donald Trump Went Off on Japanese Prime Minister Referencing Pearl Harbor
Type: Poor DiplomacyJun 07 2018 Severity: About: Japan
In a tirade pointed at the trade deficit with Japan, Trump referenced Pearl Harbor. The incident happened during a phone call in June with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The reference was heard by other participants of the phone call. Trump apparently became angry while speaking with the prime minister. He was specifically angry about how Japanese citizens weren't buying as many US goods, as the US citizens are buying Japanese goods.Trump couldn't have been referring to his own recollection because he was born in 1946, 5 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Quote | He said this after becoming angry over the US/Japan trade deficit.
"I remember Pearl Harbor." Trump said during a call with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He then launched into a blistering critique of Japan's economic policies.