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Published: Sun, November 12, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Japanese prime minister falls in sand bunker while golfing with Trump

Japanese prime minister falls in sand bunker while golfing with Trump

After a business lunch of burgers with United States beef - a possible cue to discuss trade issues - the pair donned golfing kit for a round at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, which will host the event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. They played on November 5 for the second time since Trump became Commander-in-Chief in January, and they were joined by all-world pro Hideki Matsuyama.

"He is the greatest player in the history of Japan".

However, he graciously conceded that Matsuyama was likely to tee off further than him and warned the press of possible fake news.

The hamburger that President Donald Trump ate while visiting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has already became famous in Japan.

Abe pulls it off fine enough, then is greeted in the bunker by a caddie who would rake the sand to look like no one had been in there. Trump doesn't even follow Abe on Twitter.

When they met at the Country Club, they greeted each other warmly, grasping each other's elbows under a clear blue Tokyo sky.

Trump also said he was committed to achieving "free, fair, and reciprocal" trade and wants to work with Japan on this issue.

Another user tweeted: "The truth of Abe-Trump golf diplomacy!"

Naturally, the media seized upon's Trump apparent clumsiness, quickly harvesting the necessary online mockery to provide the wider-social and political context of the fish food gaffe, while also highlighting the potential fatal consequences for those being fed.

"Playing golf with Prime Minister Abe and Hideki Matsuyama, two wonderful people!"

Abe's golf ball at one point got stuck in a sand bunker.

Trump said that Japan would shoot North Korean missiles "out of the sky" if it bought the USA weaponry needed for doing so. "I had a very good time, too". In the space of two days, Trump has urged the leaders of Japan and South Korea, as well as the US Congress, to spend heavily on the expensive systems offered by the likes of Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Boeing's defense division-all in the name of defending against North Korea.

But the official was diplomatically coy on the key question of who won. "It is grueling, they tell me".

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