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Sun May 26, 2019, 05:16 AM

Trump Awards Trophy At Marquee Sumo Event In Tokyo (Fat Ass Warning)

MOBARA, Japan (AP) — President Donald Trump presented a special Trump trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament in Tokyo on Sunday as he got a taste of one of Japan's most treasured cultural institutions.

The honor given to Trump was part of a charm offensive Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continued Sunday as he courted the president with three things close to his heart: wrestling matches, cheeseburgers and golf.

Call it sumo diplomacy.

The president, first lady Melania Trump, Abe and his wife, Akie, joined an estimated 11,500 fans who packed Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium to watch oversized, muscular men battling in loin cloths.

At the end, Trump stepped into the ring and presented the eagle-topped "President's Cup" to champion wrestler Asanoyama, making him the first American president to participate. Shoes aren't permitted in the sumo ring, but Trump wore dark-colored slippers.

Read more: https://hosted.ap.org/rdrnews/article/9aa600072e11444e86b555569a34f612/trump-downplays-north-korean-missile-tests


Evan Vucci, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Reply Trump Awards Trophy At Marquee Sumo Event In Tokyo (Fat Ass Warning) (Original post)
TexasTowelie May 2019 OP
Vinca May 2019 #1
TexasTowelie May 2019 #2
Achilleaze May 2019 #3
Achilleaze May 2019 #4
spanone May 2019 #5
Timmygoat May 2019 #6
TheCowsCameHome May 2019 #7
IcyPeas May 2019 #8
malaise May 2019 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:23 AM

1. We need fat ass warnings on all Trump posts.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:31 AM

2. I should know better than to post while drinking.

I'll laugh at anything.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:56 AM

3. Photo caption: pRezident Pinky* Presents Prize

* aka Dirty Donny, republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:57 AM

4. PRICELESS: The facial expressions on the two guys in the background

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:11 AM

5. A fourteen hour plane flight to get his ass kissed.

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Response to spanone (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:20 AM

6. Trump's fat ass

Is probably as large a a sumo's if it were not hidden in his long dark jackets. Notice how he could not lift the trophy without help?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:19 AM

7. Is that Ted Cruz, second from the right?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:12 PM

8. double cheeseburgers and vanilla ice cream for dinner (not a joke)

from washington post article: (bolding mine)

Earlier in the day, the president and Abe had played golf at Mobara Country Club in Chiba — complete with selfies and double cheeseburgers made with U.S. beef — and after the sumo championship, the two leaders and their wives headed for dinner at a traditional Japanese charcoal grill robatayaki. (The menu seemed specifically designed for Trump’s generally bland tastes — a five-course meal that included buttered potatoes, grilled chicken, Wagyu beef with vegetables, and vanilla ice cream).


...Tiktin said he read in the Japan Times that the Japanese “kind of made up this prize to make him feel good,” but noted that Trump seemed somewhat subdued


Trump prompted some griping among the Japanese. Some were annoyed that Trump and his wife, Melania, received special treatment and were allowed to sit in chairs close to the ring. Normally, attendees on the lower levels sit on cushions, called zabutons, and VIPs opt for seats on the second floor


The zabutons — which spectators often throw into the air to cheer or show their dissatisfaction after a spectacular match — also posed a potential security headache. Sankei, a Japanese daily, even featured a story, complete with a photo of a flying zabuton, headlined, “Mr. Trump to watch the final day matches. Fear of zabuton.”


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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:40 PM

9. A gathering of fat asses

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