Listen: Trump hails 'treasured alliance' between US and Japan
"President was in Japan. And the president was there, of course, to work a deal on trade. But it had a couple of other interesting pieces to it because it was more than just an idea on trade. Certainly the president discussed the importance of the alliance over the past two years. We have developed a close entrusting partnership that we greatly cherish your majesty the first lady, and I will never forget, this gracious invitation, and we thank the people of Japan for their incredible hospitality and warm. Welcome in this. Majestic land. Majesty into spirit of beautiful harmony may we celebrate the many possibilities of this new era. May we remember duties to past and future generations. And may we protect the cherish bond between America and Japan for our children. Now. The whole your majesty thing might be throwing you may or may not know that Japan has an emperor. It's you know it's not necessarily the most commonplace thing. I mean when we talk about World War Two, we talk about the surrender Japan that was that was hero. Hito the emperor today is not a heat to. N. A. R U, H, I, T O. And that's where a very unique bit of symbolism comes in to the story, Tony cats. Ninety-three WIBC, great to be with you. The big part of the meeting was President Trump Shinzo Ave. The prime minister having a conversation about trade because that's what you have a conversation about the tariffs haven't had an effect on Japan as well, the US, not happy with the sixty seven billion dollar trade deficit that goes on with Japan. They've been discussing tariffs on automobiles on agricultural products, people feel good coming out of the meeting that according. To CNBC, and I don't think that you're going to have much longer an issue regarding Japan, which is to say they will come to a trade deal quicker than maybe others, certainly it will come at the expense of China in. That's how it's going to be leveraged. And that's one of the reasons it's going to get done Japan has a very unique relationship with the United States. If we I mean my goodness, talk about new, we're talking about just being seventy plus years removed from from World War Two, and this is how chummy it is. And it is Japan recognizes that their future lies, in a strong relationship with the United States because it cannot line a strong relationship with China certainly not with the threat of North Korea. You live within the Pacific rim. You understand what China's situation is growth that they're engaged in their idea of Gemini, their desire to control the seas, you need the United States, as your partner and your ally. This is why we're going to see a trade deal happen. More quickly than others certainly happen before China and will be utilized as a way of engaging pressure on China. China will then try to extend pressure on Japan. But the bigger symbolism was President Trump and Melania Trump. The first lady meeting with emperor Naruhito at the imperial palace in Tokyo. The reason that it matters is that Donald Trump was the first world leader, the first to meet the emperor. I mean it's, it's so it it has the new emperor, the new empress. So therefore, he was the first so the symbolism and being the first is always something that people talk about the bigger symbolism is that here is a nation that doesn't look upon Donald Trump with the derision that our media apparatchik tells us he is looked with Ephraim everybody else he is in hated. He isn't reviled. He was warmly welcomed. He was loved the video of him at the sumo matches you kind of see it. It's incredibly trophy. Oh, the look of Milania Trump of watching wrestling going, what am I watching? It was great. But that is not this is not Sadique Khan of, of the mayor of London. This isn't angle Merckel. This is a warm embrace. Now, is it because their future security may depend on it. Okay. I don't mind the politics. But they went out of their way, and that is worth"