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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Trump Is Headed To Japan

This Is What Happened On His Last Visit.
Donald Trump has come a long way since his last visit to Japan in 1990, when his request to meet the emperor was denied due to the fact that the emperor had never heard of the New York vulgarian. 

Hopefully, now that he’s president, he won’t make the same gaffe he did last time — saying he would not eat “f****ing raw fish” and dining instead on a McDonald’s hamburger, according to Harry Hurt’s Trump biography Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, published back in 1993. 

A repeat performance would disgrace the United States more than Trump already has, if such a thing is even possible.  

The book details how, in order to try to earn media attention, Trump had falsely claimed that Michael Jackson was going on the trip with him.  The ruse lines up with Trump’s history of fake claims and aliases designed to boost publicity.  

But it did not turn out well for Donald in Japan:


‘Where is Michael Jackson?’ a Japanese media spokesman asks in English.

One of Donald’s Party informs them that Jackson could not make the trip, then hastens to add, ‘Mr. Trump is here and will give you a brief photo and question opportunity about his reasons for coming to Japan.’

The media spokesman looks baffled.  He turns to the assembled horde of reporters and camera crews and says something to them in Japanese.  The entire group turns and drifts off without bothering to ask a single question of their American visitor.  Fearing that the Japanese media’s snub might put him in a dangerous depression, [Trump’s handlers] grab Donald by the arm and escort him through the airport. 

The fact that any threat to his insatiable need for media attention can put him in a dark depression contextualizes the danger the man who has become president poses to our nation and our world.
Trump’s eleven-day visit to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines comes on the heels of his game of nuclear chicken with North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un.

According to Germany’s public international broadcaster, Deutsche WelleSouth Korea will be packed people protesting “war maniac” Trump, who has drawn the ire of their nuclear neighbor to the north with this reckless rhetoric.  

He has called North Korea’s leader, “Little Rocket Man”and threatened to “rain down fire and fury” on the isolated nation, which separated from South Korea after World War II, resulting in the Korean War when Soviet-backed North Korea attempted to invade American-backed South Korea in 1950. 

Trump will possibly say something to further endanger the U.S. and her allies during his trip to southeast Asia.  He will inevitably cause the nation he has sworn to “preserve, protect and defend” a good number of humiliations, as well.

Let’s hope that at least he has learned not to insult the local cuisine.  That could be a declaration of all-out war.

LUCIA BRAWLEY IS A HARVARD- AND YALE-EDUCATED WRITER, PRODUCER, ACTOR, AND POLITICAL ORGANIZER. SHE RUNS THE PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL FACEBOOK GROUP CONSENTING TO LEAD. TO LEARN MORE, PLEASE GO TO LUCIABRAWLEY.COM.