Trump's Old Pearl Harbor Tweet Resurfaces At The Most Awkward Possible Time

In the “tweet for everything” department, an old message by President Donald Trump is getting new attention as he visits Japan

In 2016, when he was running for president, Trump fired off this odd line of attack on President Barack Obama as he visited the nation: 

Now, with Trump in Japan almost exactly three years later, the president’s Twitter critics are wondering if he brought the matter up to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

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American ships burn during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo.
Sailors stand among wrecked airplanes at Ford Island Naval Air Station as they watch the explosion of the USS Shaw in the background, during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
The USS Arizona is pictured in flames after the Japanese attack.
In this photo taken May 21, 1944, the bombing of U.S. Navy vessels in the West Loch area of Pearl Harbor is seen in this photo provided by the Naval History & Heritage Command. Though the incident became known as "The Second Pearl Harbor Disaster," it has never received the attention garnered by the Japanese surprise attack, in part because its details were kept secret for almost two decades.
Smoke rises from the wreck of USS LST-480, at right, as tugs and other craft try to put out her fires in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii's West Loch area.
In 2007, the U.S. Navy confirmed they had finally discovered the remains of Petty Officer 3rd Class Alfred E. Livingston, a sailor from southern Indiana killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 65 years earlier.

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The Texas Historical Commission is hoping to get the Crystal City site on the National Register of Historic Places, a designation that could help ensure its preservation. Japanese, Germans and Italians, both foreign nationals and foreign-born American citizens were rousted from their homes and shipped to camps almost immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
With the USS Arizona memorial in the background, Pearl Harbor survivor Richard Laubert, of Phoenix, Ore., attends the 69th anniversary ceremony marking the attack.
With the USS Arizona memorial in the background, Marines stand at attention early Tuesday.
Another Marine stands at attention in the early morning of Dec. 7.

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Pearl Harbor Suvivors Association President Art Herriford, left, is seen talking to his wife Shirley at the group's convention in Honolulu on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. The association, which met in Waikiki a day before the anniversary, decided Monday not to disband and will continue for at least a while longer.

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