Twitter Mocks Trump For Asking Japan to Manufacture Cars in US: ‘President Brain Genius’

During the early stages of his 11-day trip to Asia, President Donald Trump appeared in front of a number Japanese business leaders and railed against what he deemed to be the country’s unethical trade edge over their American manufacturing counter parts.

“For the last many decades, Japan has been winning. You do know that. Right now our trade with Japan is not fair and it isn’t open,” said Trump, according to Bloomberg.

Aside from complaining about Japan’s “not fair” trade situation, Trump also reportedly asked the business leaders if they could just manufacture their cars in America instead.

“Try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over. That’s not too much to ask. Is that rude to ask?” Said Trump.

This mindbogglingly ridiculous proposal from Trump — which wasn’t the first time he demanded the Japanese car industry to change to help the US — triggered a heap of mockery from Twitter:

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