Fox News contributor Lara Trump opens up on the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and discusses his relationship with former President Trump. Shinzo Abe, 67, was shot twice in the neck with a bullet that went deep enough into the heart and caused massive blood loss. This happened while Abe was delivering a campaign speech in Nara, a town about 20 miles from Osaka.
Former President Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden responded but Biden was criticized for politicizing the tragedy by linking it to crime in the United States. Trump said on a social media page (admittedly not Twitter) that it was “devastating news.” Trump and Abe had a decent relationship while Trump was President. Trump released a post that said, “He was a true friend of mine and, more importantly, of the United States… This is a huge blow to the wonderful people of Japan who loved and admired him so much.”
We are all praying for Shinzo and his beautiful family! Trump reiterated, saying the assassination was “Really BAD NEWS FOR THE WORLD! … His killer has been caught and will hopefully be dealt with quickly and harshly. Few people know what a great man and leader Shinzo Abe was, but history will teach you and be kind. He was a unifier like no other, but above all, he was a man who loved and cherished his great country, Japan, Shinzo Abe will be sorely missed.
There will never be another like him! Obama said, “I will always remember the work we have done to strengthen our alliance, the moving experience of traveling to Hiroshima and Pearl Harbor together, the grace he and his wife Akie Abe gave to me and Michelle have proved. “Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the people of Japan who are very much on our minds at this painful moment,” the statement said. Biden said, “Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, his vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific in will endure… Above all, he cared deeply for the Japanese people and dedicated his life to his service.”
Even when he was attacked, he was committed to the work of democracy. Biden then politicized his condolences for Shinzo Abe to focus on crime in America, saying, “While there are many details we do not yet know, we do know that violent attacks are never acceptable and that gun violence is always a deep one.” leaves a scar in people’s lives communities who are affected. The United States supports Japan in this time of pain. I send my deepest condolences to his family. The suspect, Testuya Yamagami, 41, was taken into custody.