Trump mimics Asian accent to mock Japanese and South Korean leaders at controversial fundraiser
Trump also bragged about his love for authoritarian dictators like North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Saudi Arabia's Mohammad Bin Salman
US President Donald Trump reportedly mimicked an Asian accent to mock US allies Japan and South Korea at a fundraiser event in the Hamptons on Friday, August 9.
According to a New York Post report, Trump impersonated South Korean President Moon Jae-In as he recalled how Moon had caved into US negotiations.
The president said South Korea makes great TVs and has a thriving economy, "so why are we paying for their defense?" "They've got to pay," he said while mimicking President Moon.
He also mocked Japanese leader Shinzo Abe as he discussed their negotiations over trade tariffs.
Trump said that he had always been fascinated by Abe’s father, who had been a kamikaze pilot. He claimed he once asked Abe if the kamikaze pilots were drunk or on drugs to which the Japanese prime minister allegedly answered in the negative, adding that they just loved their country.
“Imagine they get in a plane with a half a tank of gas and fly into steel ships just for the love of their country!” he remarked during his speech at the party.
The president spoke at two fundraiser events -- one held by Stephen Ross, whose company owns Equinox and Soul Cycle, and the second one took place at the Bridgehampton home of developer Joe Farrell.
The events which raised $12million for Trump’s 2020 campaign, however, ignited protests against both Equinox and Soulcycle, with many members vowing to cancel their memberships.
He also went onto describe his love for authoritarian dictators like North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
Trump noted how he had "just got a beautiful letter from him this week."
"We are friends. People say he only smiles when he sees me," Trump said.
"If I hadn’t been elected president, we would be in a big, fat, juicy war with North Korea."
According to the Daily Mail, some guests at the fundraiser coughed up $100,000 for a grip-and-grin photo with the president while others paid $250,000 to join a roundtable discussion with him.