New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has said the Japanese and Americans of both nations have come together to support the Trump administration and to support those who are persecuted in their own countries.
Trump announced his decision to end the U.S. trade embargo against Japan and replace it with a temporary, 90-day one, during a rally at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
The move came after months of negotiations between the two nations and spurred a rush to buy American goods and services.
Trump, who has long decried the embargo as “anti-American,” also called for the U,S.
to take more responsibility for protecting Japan from a new wave of terrorist attacks, including those targeting Japanese citizens.
De Blasio told reporters that while both nations are working together to counter the threat posed by the Islamic State, they should not assume that there will be a one-size-fits-all solution.
“I don’t believe that we can solve it through isolation,” he said.
“There are many, many countries in the world that have a strong, strong defense, and it’s time for the United States to be a part of those countries.
We should not think that one country is the only one, and we have to do what we have got to do.” de Blasio said the two leaders should continue to work together in the fight against terrorism, and said the Trump Administration would do everything possible to support Japanese businesses.”
There’s a lot of things going on in the World Trade Center, we’ve got to stand up to these attacks,” he continued.
“And it’s going to be very difficult.
But I know that I have the leadership of the Japanese people who will stand up and do what it takes to stand together.”
Trump said during the rally that he’s heard the “greatest loyalty” from Japanese officials during his administration.
I’ve heard from many of the very, very, great leaders, from the leaders of the U.,S.
and Japan,” Trump said.
“”I’ve heard great loyalty from all of them.
They’re going to work for our country.
They have to work with us, and that’s a very important thing.