On February 10, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in Washington, DC. He will be the second foreign leader to visit the White House since the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
During his stay in the United States, the two leaders will not only have an official meeting in the White House, but also will spend the weekend at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida to play a round of golf. Compared to the less-than-desirable outcome of Trump’s recent phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the leader of a U.S. ally which so far has fought all modern wars alongside the United States, Abe is getting the red-carpet treatment from Trump’s White House.
This article was originally published in The Diplomat on February 10, 2017. Read the full article here.