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First Lady of Japan pretends she can’t speak English to avoid talking to Donald Trump

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Akie Abe has been hailed an international hero for appearing to avoid talking to American president Donald Trump at a G20 dinner last month, by pretending she can’t speak English.

The first lady of Japan was seated next to Trump at a dinner held after the G20 summit in Germany but she apparently didn’t say one word to the president, not even ‘hello’.

"So, I was seated next to the wife of Prime Minister Abe, who I think is a terrific guy, and she’s a terrific woman, but doesn’t speak English," Trump told The New York Times. "Like, not (even) 'hello.'"

Since Trump’s interview, a video of Abe giving a 15 minute keynote speech where she speaks entirely in English has surfaced.

This video seems to refute Trump’s belief that Abe isn’t able to say a single word of English - and the internet is loving it.

Many have taken the video as ‘proof’ Abe went to extreme measures to avoid having a conversation with the controversial president and hailed her a hero and ‘deeply relatable’ for her actions.

To be honest, for a woman who apparently can't speak a word of English she sounds pretty fluent here:

People on Twitter have been throwing shade at Trump and cheering on the first lady of Japan for spending two hours in silence to avoid having a conversation with a man who is infamous for a never ending list of controversies.




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