President Donald Trump is on his 12-day trip to Asian countries, which includes stops in South Korea, Vietnam, China and the Philippines after a visit to Japan.
On the first leg of his five-nation trip, Trump arrived in Japan to spend time with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — who seems to be Trump’s favorite foreign leader.
The two men have met face-to-face six times since Trump was elected U.S. president a year ago and have had 16 telephone conversations. After playing golf at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Abe invited Trump to play a round of golf at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.
However, it didn’t turn out to be a good decision for Abe as he fell head over heels into a sandbunker during the game — and Trump didn’t even seem to notice.
In the video, Abe, who can be seen wearing a white sweater, apparently lost his balance and rolled backward in the sandy hole. As the Japanese prime minister made the fall, one of his aides came to his rescue.
However, Trump, who had his back to Abe, didn’t even notice the fall, so engrossed was he in the intricacies of the game. The U.S. president kept on talking to professional golfer Hideki Matsuyama, completely unaware of Abe’s misfortune.
The internet quickly jumped up to criticize the two leaders’ friendship.
“Abe was ignored when he fell over backwards. He served Trump a lot of delicious food but in return all he got was being forced to promise to buy more weapons,” said a Twitter user.
While another one said, “Furthermore, Trump ignored all of Abe's tweets. Trump doesn't even follow Abe on Twitter. And you call this best friend LOL?”
Others found hilarity in the situation.
Another Twitter user who goes by the name @forownway said, “I saw that PM Abe did a backward roll and fell as he was getting out of a bunker. It’s not that I support him and am trying to say favorable things about him, but that was a beautiful way to fall.”
The incident was captured by helicopters in sky that were sent by Japanese television network.
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