Earlier today, Trump was caught on camera feeding koi fish with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his trip to Japan.
At one point during the video, Trump was seen dumping the hole box of fish food into the pond, and not using a spoon.
The photos and videos went viral and many journalists and netizens went online bashing trump for being “disrespectful.”
In a now deleted tweet Captain Covfefe wrote: “Trump literally can’t even feed fish right. He. Can’t. Feed. Fish. How can he be the leader of the US if.. HE CAN’T FEED FOOKIN’ FISH!?”
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 6, 2017
— John Toner (@jptoner50) November 6, 2017
When u just refreshed the water of your koi pond and your special friend asks if he can feed the fish and you can’t say no pic.twitter.com/L8FK2qhS3Z
— Military Brian (@briandotjp) November 6, 2017
Even Japanese netizens were amused.
— 近藤和宏@やきたて (@cubicBase) November 6, 2017
— thomas (@ntmkuc) November 6, 2017
— 跋丸@ニック上等水兵 (@1919batumaru) November 6, 2017
However, if you look at the full footage, Shinzo Abe actually did it first and Donald Trump was merely following his lead.
Trump didn’t become “impatient” as the media claims. PM Abe dumped the fish food first. Folks in the media are beyond petty. pic.twitter.com/GhZGIX0JbA
— IAmSilky🇺🇸🇭🇺 (@IAmVerySilky) November 6, 2017
Perhaps this woman makes a great point.
Folks, 26 people were shot dead in Texas yesterday. I really don’t give a damn that Trump dumped a box of fish food into a pond. Not today.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) November 6, 2017