President Trump has released a statement after the tragic assassination of Japan’s former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo.
In a new Truth Social post, Trump was quoted saying it’s “BAD NEWS FOR THE WORLD! Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is dead. He was assassinated. His killer was captured and will hopefully be dealt with swiftly and harshly”.
Trump would go on to express his close relationship with Shinzo and would go on to say “few people know what a great man and leader Shinzo Abe was, but history will teach them and be kind”.
Conservative Abe Shinzo was shot dead while giving a speech in Western Japan.
WATCH: Another camera angle of Prime Minister Abe Shinzo moments before his assassination by Tetsuya Yamagami. pic.twitter.com/340SOlOlk8
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Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died after he was shot by an assassin while speaking at an event.
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Statement on the Assassination of Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pic.twitter.com/MBaCnNWipp
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Fox News had these details to share:
Former President Donald Trump issued a statement Friday mourning the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Abe was assassinated Thursday while giving a speech on a street in Nara in western Japan, hospital officials confirmed hours later.
Trump issued the statement via his proprietary platform Truth Social, in which he heaped praised on late arch-conservative of Japanese politics.
“Really BAD NEWS FOR THE WORLD! Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is dead. He was assassinated. His killer was captured and will hopefully be dealt with swiftly and harshly,” Trump wrote.
Abe was taken from the scene of the shooting unconscious and in cardiac arrest with no vital signs, Japanese media outlets Kyodo News and NHK reported.
“Few people know what a great man and leader Shinzo Abe was, but history will teach them and be kind,” Trump lamented. “He was a unifier like no other, but above all, he was a man who loved and cherished his magnificent country, Japan. Shinzo Abe will be greatly missed. There will never be another like him!”
I am deeply saddened to hear about the devastating news from Japan. Former PM Abe was a great leader and a true friend of the U.S. Thinking of his incredible wife, Mrs. Abe, at this difficult time.
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) July 8, 2022
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