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Jeff Flake Responds After Japan PM Shinzo Abe Accidentally Retweets Trump Slamming Senator: ‘Et Tu, Abe?’

The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe today committed a Twitter error that will show up in Twitter jokes for a long time when he, hopefully inadvertently, retweeted President Donald Trump trashing Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R).

It wasn’t just a retweet, but a quote retweet with comment, praising Trump as a “great friend”. It was later deleted, but Twitter, as they say, is forever. New York Magazine‘s Yashar Ali preserved it for posterity.

The image slightly clips the full Trump tweet:

Jeff Flake’s response was pretty much the best you could hope for in this circumstance.

The Prime Minster and the President later sat down for their joint presser.

As of this posting, 2018 continues apace.

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