President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order next week stating his intention to renegotiate Japan’s surrender to Allied Forces ending World War II.
Trump’s team has criticized many agreements made by his predecessors among them the signing of the Instrument of Surrender thus ending hostilities in the Pacific in September of 1945. “If I negotiated that we would own everything. The island, the ocean, everything, folks, everything,” Trump told supporters.
Aides close to the president said he will be personally negotiating with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, and overhauling the deal struck. A spokesperson for the prime minister denied they will be meeting or changing the terms of surrender made seventy two years ago.
Kellyanne Conway presented with another opportunity to defend the president and appear on television immediately did so. “The president never said he would meet with the prime minister and renegotiate. What he meant to say was that he would renegotiate the terms of the Japanese government on Twitter like we do with everything else.”