Japan's First Lady did something UNBELIEVABLE at dinner with Donald Trump

People Think Japan's First Lady Pretended Not To Speak English To Avoid Trump

After his shameful objectification of French first lady Brigette Macron, he found himself seated next to Akie Abe, the Japanese first lady at the G20 Summit dinner.

If this video from 2014 is any indication, Abe actually speaks and understands English quite well.

So spare a thought for the First Lady of Japan, who was recently forced to sit next to someone who's all three of those things: Donald Trump.

Narrating the awkwardness of the whole situation, he said: "So I'm sitting there".

Abe who is the youngest Japanese First Lady since the World War has been seen in conversation with various leaders of the west in English language in the past.

We may never know what exactly went down between Abe and Trump at the dinner, but we do know that the American commander-in-chief went on to speak with Putin for almost an hour at one point. He went on to say the evening was "hard" because the meal went on for "probably an hour and 45 minutes".

Some US newspapers, however, reported that Japan's first lady can in fact speak English, fuelling speculation in social media she might have pretended not to speak the language in order to avoid conversing with Mr Trump.

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According to him, Mrs Abe does not know English, not even "hello".

Indeed, the report notes that she's previously relied on interpreters when she's visited the United States, making the idea that she cagily schemed a way to avoid talking to Trump sound more like anti-Trump fiction than reality.

But it seems a little improbable that Abe was so quiet at the dinner because of her lingual abilities.

However, a video of Ms Abe giving a speech at the Ford Foundation in NY in September 2014 showed she could speak English fluently.

However an American assistant at the Washington bureau of another Japanese television network said "She can't really speak it".

Twitter users celebrated Mrs. Abe's clever dodge.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel also engages in small talk in English, but tends to stick to German in her official remarks.

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