Donald Trump insults Japan by telling “Samurai warriors” to shoot down the North Korean missiles. The embarrassment of the United States during Trump’s Asia trip is underway.
The Japan Times reports, “Trump questioned Japan’s decision not to shoot down the missiles when he met or spoke by phone with leaders from Southeast Asian countries over recent months to discuss how to respond to the threats from North Korea, the sources said. The U.S. president said he could not understand why a country of samurai warriors did not shoot down the missiles, the sources said.”
There is no way Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles without some repercussions. If it shot down the missiles and it failed, they would be humiliated and embolden North Korea. If it was successful, it would be viewed as an act of war by the North Koreans and the conflict would escalate. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was right in his assessment that Trump is a “f*cking moron.”