WASHINGTON — White House hopeful Donald Trump has savaged U.S. ally Japan, expressing frustration that Washington must defend the Asian nation but that if the United States is attacked, Japanese can “sit home and watch Sony television.”
The Republican nominee launched the broadside during a speech Friday in Iowa where he reprised his criticism of countries that do not pull their weight in terms of financial contributions to NATO, and of countries like Japan and South Korea that receive US protection.
“You know we have a treaty with Japan, where if Japan is attacked, we have to use the full force and might of the United States,” Trump said. READ MORE OF THIS STORY
SOURCES: AFP/Japan Today