The American president Donald Trump who is no new to controversies in criticism has come under severe criticism once again. He mocked a Japanese reporter at a press conference.
The reporter, who had an accent, had repeatedly asked Trump a question regarding the economy at a press conference at the White House following the midterm elections.
Trump interjected, asking, “Where are you from, please?”
"Say hello to Shinzo," Pres. Trump tells Japanese reporter, referring to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "I'm sure he's happy about tariffs on his cars." https://t.co/QF15MHrJt2 pic.twitter.com/aLjJkjZjfw
— ABC News (@ABC) November 7, 2018
When the reporter responded with “Japan,” Trump told him to “say hello to Shinzo,” referencing the country’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe.
“I’m sure he’s happy about tariffs on his cars,” Trump said.
When the reporter tried to finish his question about trade, the American president responded, saying, “I really don’t understand you.”
He eventually answered, claiming Japan has treated the U.S. “very unfairly” when it comes to the auto trade.
Trump’s handling of the question drew severe flak from everyone who viewed Trump’s reactions to the reporter as racist or condescending.