Posted originally on the conservative tree house on July 8, 2022 | Sundance
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump were friends before Mr. Trump entered politics. First lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe were also friends, and the two couples spent a great deal of time together before and during President Trump’s term in office.
Following the assassination attempt, President Trump released the following statement via Truth Social: “Absolutely devastating news that former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, a truly great man and leader, has been shot, and is in very serious condition. He was a true friend of mine and, much more importantly, America. This is a tremendous blow to the wonderful people of Japan, who loved and admired him so much. We are all praying for Shinzo and his beautiful family!”