Monday, February 20, 2017
Billy Long talks trade deal with Japanese prime minister
At least that is the impression Long gave when talking to media following a meeting he and other members of Congress had with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier today in Tokyo.
From the Japan Times report:
Billy Long, a Republican representative from Missouri, told reporters after the meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office that he had discussed trade with Abe and felt confident the countries will hammer out a bilateral trade deal.
“President Trump and Prime Minister Abe really built a good relationship on the golf course, so I think you’ll see a trade deal coming,” Long said, adding that he gave Abe a set of golf balls to replace any that might have been lost in Florida.
According to the White House, Trump asked Long in a meeting with lawmakers on Thursday last week to give his regards to Abe, praising the prime minister’s golf game and calling him “a fabulous guy.”