Trump says U.S. will 'reciprocate' after countries - including Japan - issue travel warnings in wake of shootings
Japan Times -- Aug 11
U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that Washington will “reciprocate” after several countries — including Japan — issued travel warnings to the United States in the wake of a spate of deadly shootings.

Asked about the travel warnings, Trump said he was unfamiliar with the reports, but said the U.S. will take unspecified actions against countries that issued the warnings.

“Well, I can’t imagine that,” he said when told of the warnings. “But if they did that, we’d just reciprocate. We are a very reciprocal nation, with me as the head. When somebody does something negative to us in terms of a country, we do it to them.”

In what may have been a subtle dig at Japan, Trump even hinted that allies such as Japan could be the target of these “reciprocal” actions, though it was not clear what actions the president could take in response.

“Look, our country has been taken advantage of by foreign countries, even allies — including allies, and in many cases, more than anybody else,” he said. “We’ve been taken advantage of for many, many years, and it stops. It stopped.”

News source: Japan Times
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