On 5th November 2017, a photo went viral in which President Donald Trump was seen dumping a box of fish food into a koi pond at the Akasaka Palace in Japan. The image was misinterpreted as some claimed it as “President Trump ignored instructions from Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and impatiently dumped fish food into a koi pond.”
The Guardian reported:
“Trump dump: president throws entire box of fish food into precious koi carp pond.”
Trump dump: president throws entire box of fish food into precious koi carp pond https://t.co/cGNvftCCeQ
— The Guardian (@guardian) November 6, 2017
Comparison Between Trump & Obama
Many users of social media started comparing former President Brack Obama and Donald Trump. The image of President Obama feeding fish was taken in May 2016 during a visit to Vietnam and showed the President feeding fish near the house where Ho Chi Minh used to live.
The real thing is that, Donald Trump’s fish-feeding was perfectly adequate and he was simply following Japan Prime Minister Abe’s lead when he did so. He was not ignoring any instructions from Abe.