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Suga defends Prime Minister Abe’s wife after Trump comments on her English ability

Saturday morning’s Nikkei reported that regarding President Trump’s remark that Prime Minister Abe’s wife Akie cannot speak English, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga told reporters on Friday: “President Trump said he enjoyed having dinner with Mrs. Abe. They had a meaningful conversation.” The paper wrote that since the U.S. and Japan are enjoying positive ties, Suga apparently tried to paper over the President’s remarks.

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