Trump to Japan: 'Why did this nation of samurai not just shoot down North Korean missiles?'
How is this offensive? Let us count the ways...
American President Donald Trump (never not a weird sentence to write) has kicked off his 5-day tour of Asia fantastically well, with a vaguely racist statement that also seems to promote inciting a war in the region.
So, typical Trump stuff, really.
Actually, we should have known this whole trip wasn't going to go super well when, before he even reached the region, he stopped off at Hawaii and found the locals were holding out "Welcome To Kenya" signs for the most fantastic reason imaginable.
Anyways, once he got to Japan, it didn't take long for things to go from bad to worse.
According to sources, who then informed The Japan Times, that Trump questioned why Japan made the decision not to shoot down the missiles fired by North Korea, going on to say that he 'count not understand why a country of Samurai did not shoot down the missiles'.
On top of that, Trump was interviewed on Fox News, where he warned China that if they did not sort out North Korea and their missile testing quickly, then they'd have "warrior nation" Japan to deal with:
"Japan is a warrior nation, and I tell China and I tell everyone else that listens, I mean, you’re gonna have yourself a big problem with Japan pretty soon if you allow this to continue with North Korea."
In political terms, this is essentially Trump standing in the corner shouting "Fight! Fight! Fight!" at China, Japan and North Korea.