Trump: Japanese will ‘watch Sony TV’ if US is attacked

(From AFP)

White House hopeful Donald Trump savaged US ally Japan Friday, expressing frustration that Washington must defend the Asian nation but that if the United States is attacked, Japanese can “sit home and watch Sony television.”

Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends campaign event at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends campaign event at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin August 5, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Republican nominee launched the broadside during a speech in Iowa where he reprised his criticism of countries that do not pull their weight in terms of financial contributions to NATO, and of countries like Japan and South Korea that receive US protection.

“You know we have a treaty with Japan, where if Japan is attacked, we have to use the full force and might of the United States,” Trump said.

“If we’re attacked, Japan doesn’t have to do anything. They can sit home and watch Sony television, OK?” Read More



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