tirsdag 28. mai 2019

Shinzo counters Donald with ‘Art of the Delay

Shinzo Abe isn’t known for his “art of the deal” – that’s Donald Trump’s shtick. But in Tokyo, the Japanese prime minister flipped the script on his US counterpart. President Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday plagued by a world of troubles. Impeachment talk intensified at the same moment his much-hyped China trade deal was collapsing, and as Kim Jong Un resumes the missile-test programs that Trump claimed to have ended. But a deal was not to be. Prime Minister Abe distracted Trump from the bilateral trade pact, the big economic win he covets so badly, with the art of distraction.