The US president is in Japan for meetings with the newly re-elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The visit is part of a tour around Asia – Trump’s longest foreign trip as president.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 6, 2017
On Sunday, Trump visited Japan’s Akasaka Palace, where his intense fish-feeding skills came under scrutiny online. Taking time out at the former Imperial Palace to feed koi carp, Trump and Abe were filmed being overly generous with fish food by dumping almost an entire box into a pond.
— Alex Pfeiffer (@PfeifferDC) November 6, 2017
The pair had earlier been given a spoon with which to fleck the special food into the water. The comical, but by no means extraordinary incident, has created a whirlpool of comments and gifs online. The reaction has mostly focused on Trump’s actions – despite Abe actually taking the lead in the fish-food dump.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) November 6, 2017
President Trump feeds fish with PM Shinzo Abe in Japan, then pours the entire box of food into the koi pond. pic.twitter.com/CQjGGf5k0J
— Veronica Rocha (@VeronicaRochaLA) November 6, 2017
“While his host, prime minister Shinzo Abe, sprinkles small spoonfuls, Trump dumps entire box of fish food into precious Japanese koi pond.” pic.twitter.com/4FfBLvxwBw
— Ryan Adams (@filmystic) November 6, 2017
Trump feeding koi fish pic.twitter.com/k6VQaC0so7
— Belinda Barnet (@manjusrii) November 6, 2017
Trump didn’t become “impatient” as the media claims. PM Abe dumped the fish food first. Folks in the media are beyond petty. pic.twitter.com/GhZGIX0JbA
— IAmSilky🇺🇸🇭🇺 (@IAmVerySilky) November 6, 2017