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.
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) June 7, 2018
The image slightly clips the full Trump tweet:
How could Jeff Flake, who is setting record low polling numbers in Arizona and was therefore humiliatingly forced out of his own Senate seat without even a fight (and who doesn’t have a clue), think about running for office, even a lower one, again? Let’s face it, he’s a Flake!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2018
Jeff Flake’s response was pretty much the best you could hope for in this circumstance.
Et tu, Abe? https://t.co/HDsjWXeq2D
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) June 7, 2018
The Prime Minster and the President later sat down for their joint presser.
As of this posting, 2018 continues apace.
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