President Trump met last week with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. The meeting wasn’t pure business—Primine Minister Abe and President Trump boarded Air Force One on Saturday and flew to Florida. Their visit to the Sunshine State included some wining-and-dining with their wives, relaxation, golf, and an off-the-cut national security meeting in public.
This all happened within the comfort of Trump’s own luxury resort, Mar-a-Lago. How public was it? Aides were photographed using cellphones as flashlights so that the prime minister and president could review documents, proving that Trump’s impromptu security meeting had a lower production quality than that of a high school improv class.
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The Italians have a word for a certain type of carelessness that fits the Japanese Prime Minister’s visit with Trump like a glove. That word is sprezzatura. Now it isn’t just any kind of carelessness. It is a special, studied carelessness. What makes this visit so careless that it requires a foreign word to describe it? It is a carelessness which allowed club members, waiters, any spies dressed as waiters (seriously, can we make it any easier for them?), and lord-knows-who in earshot of this makeshift situation room to witness what is normally conducted behind secured, closed doors.
This wouldn’t be the first time either Prime Minister Abe or President Trump have had embarrassing photos of their careless actions photographed. For example, both men have had their photos taken with Mike Huckabee, a man so ignorant and unlikeable that he thought Chuck Norris jokes would win him the presidency. And then there are the photos of both Trump and Abe taken with mobsters. Unfortunately for Abe, he has trumped Trump by having a photo taken with both a mobster and Mike Huckabee.
Huckabee claimed that the meeting was set up by a third party while Shinzō Abe blamed Ichuu Nagamoto, known as the “the Blackmarket King,” of photobombing them. This was probably the first and only time in Mike Huckabee’s career that he had to deny knowing a member of the Japanese crime syndicate known as the yakuza. Once again, unfortunately for Abe, this was not the case. Abe’s grandfather, former-Prime Minister Kishi Nobusuke was said to have had friendly ties with the yakuza. And it was the kind of friendly tie where you post bail money for a member accused of murder. And if that wasn’t bad enough, it was suspected that the Daikosha, the political arm of one yakuza organization with ties to the Abe administration, was connected to the death threats received by U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.
The two “leaders” share a special kind of carelessness where two men, who both have the misfortune of knowing Mike Huckabee and the uncanny knack of continuously being seen with mobsters, could be seen discussing missile launches. And, the only qualifications for attending this meeting, was a $200,000 club membership (or a job as a waiter).
People want transparency in government, but this might be taking that a bit too far.
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