Just like all great pranksters, Akie Abe, the Japanese
first boss lady went to dinner with her husband, Japanese prime minster, Shinzo Abe and other world leaders including the Trumps. She had a kickass plan in mind. And that night, at the G20 summit in Germany, she would make it work.
Looking back at the American president’s odd, twisted history of inappropriate comments and forced proximity with the First Ladies he has met, she naturally wanted to avoid contact with the man altogether.
After an opera performance, the party headed to dine. Mrs. Abe obviously knew who she was seated next to because for the next 1½-2 hours, she pretended to not know English.
Trump obviously must’ve sat there, all uncomfortable, trying to break the awkward silence with unintelligible sounds and unfinished sentences.
By the first lady was doing just fine. She didn’t seem to mind it one bit. Silence was surely better than listening to his creepy compliments or dimwitted chatter in general. So she stayed shut and minded her own business. Anything to stay away from Trump!
Also, she’s got her English in place and can give full-blown speeches fluently, thank you very much. Not that she seems to care. People are talking about it already.
So… A) Trump doesn’t realize Japan’s first lady speaks english OR B) She chose not to around him — h/t @samthielman https://t.co/6S8i3Ax9OY pic.twitter.com/0nCKCqvvNJ— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 20, 2017
If the First Lady of Japan truly pretended not to speak English for 2 hours to avoid talking to Trump she’s both a hero and deeply relatable— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) July 20, 2017
Akie Abe pretends to not understand English, while Donald Trump genuinely doesn’t. https://t.co/wFtkReQEfM— Toby Earle (@TobyonTV) July 20, 2017
Here is a good video of Aike Abe and Melania during Florida visit in which only English is spoken.https://t.co/br7MBwt1bG https://t.co/UK4zlVXk1B— The Skeptic (@TheSkeptic21) July 20, 2017
Akie Abe pretending she doesn’t speak English to avoid talking to Trump is next level petty and I have nothing but respect for it 😭 pic.twitter.com/RYkTvw0Xs2— Catie Hogan (@CatieHogan) July 20, 2017
Wish someone could record the passing expressions of rage and confusion on Trump’s face when he found out.