President Trump and Shinzo Abe at the Trump White House in 2017
At around 11:30 am today, former Prime Minister Abe, who was giving a speech near Yamato-Saidaiji Station in Nara City, was shot, collapsed and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
The former Prime Minister was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Abe was killed while campaigning just days before the national election.
Third video shows the shooting of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the gunman being taken into custody
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Abe was a friend of President Donald Trump. This was a well-known fact.
The two reached a historic trade agreement during President Trump’s time in office.
And President Trump enjoyed Abe’s company.
On Friday morning President Trump released two statements on Shinzo Abe’s assassination. President Trump was clearly upset to hear the news.
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!
Really BAD NEWS FOR THE WORLD! Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is dead. He was assassinated. His killer was captured and will hopefully be dealt with swiftly and harshly. Few people know what a great man and leader Shinzo Abe was, but history will teach them and be kind. He was a unifier like no other, but above all, he was a man who loved and cherished his magnificent country, Japan. Shinzo Abe will be greatly missed. There will never be another like him!
President Donald J. Trump