In an interview with the New York Times, US President Donald Trump spoke about not being able to discuss with the first lady of Japan Akie Abe beside whom he sat at a G20 conference because she does not speak English.
He said, “So, I was seated next to the wife of Prime Minister Abe, who I think is a terrific guy, and she’s a terrific woman, but she doesn’t speak English.”
The interviewer asked: Like, nothing, right? Like zero?
Trump said: “Like, not ‘hello’.”
But it turns out Akie Abe does speak English.
A video on YouTube shows first lady Abe giving an entire keynote speech in English at the High‐Level Symposium on Coastal Resilience: The Road to Sendai on October 2, 2014.
Abe, who used to be a DJ, also worked for one of the largest advertising agencies in the world Dentsu Inc.
Watch the video below:
Akie Abe is my new hero. pic.twitter.com/WEnjBsrRQ3
— Sam Thielman (@samthielman) July 20, 2017
People think the First Lady of Japan pretended not to speak English to avoid talking to Trump. It’s called #pullingamelania
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) July 20, 2017
— Unite Alberta (@UniteAlbertans) July 20, 2017
So, the first lady of Japan pretended not to understand chimp-like grunts for two hours to avoid talking to Trump.
— LiberalJim (@goodoldcatchy) July 21, 2017
Japan's First Lady pretended not to speak English to avoid talking to Trump. I know! How about if over half of America does that?
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) July 20, 2017
The First Lady of Japan pretended not to speak English so she wouldn't have to speak to @realDonaldTrump. Trump doesn't speak English either
— jerry (@DontMeanNothin) July 20, 2017
The First Lady of Japan pretended not to speak English so she wouldn't have to talk to Trump.
You're doing amazing, sweetie.
— J. Michael Kell (@jmichaelkell) July 20, 2017