JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “President Donald Trump said Monday [5-27-19] that he is not ‘personally bothered’ by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry Standing beside Trump at a news conference after hours of talks, Abe disagreed with the U.S. president, saying the missile tests violated U.N. Security Council resolutions and were ‘of great regret.’ Abe, who has forged a strong friendship with Trump and agrees with him on many issues, is concerned because the short-range missiles pose a threat to Japan’s security. Trump was invited to Japan to be the first world leader to meet with its new emperor. Despite being far from Washington, he didn’t miss the chance to lob another broadside against former Vice President Joe Biden, one of the Democrats seeking to challenge Trump in next year’s presidential election.”

Associated Press, “Trump breaks with Abe, says not bothered by NK missile tests,” Politico, May 27, 2019 5:37 am