“We’re going to see how it goes,” Mr. Trump told Breitbart News. “We’re talking to their family. We love the family. His wife is a phenomenal woman. He is so loved in Japan, I can imagine that is going to be an incredible celebration of life. He was just very special. Every aspect of that man was just very special.”
Mr. Abe, 67, was gunned down in broad daylight while making a speech ahead of Japan’s Upper House elections on Sunday.
The incident was shocking, given Japan‘s strict gun laws and extremely low rate of gun violence in the country.
According to The Straits Times, the last political assassination in Japan prior to Friday was in April 2007 when a yakuza gang member fatally shot Nagasaki City Mayor Iccho Itoh while he was campaigning for reelection.
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