Trump Needs a World Leader Buddy

TOKYO— When Shinzo Abe tees off with Donald Trump this weekend at the president’s Florida retreat at Mar-a-Lago—the “winter White House,” as Trump’s ·aides call it—he won’t just be shooting the breeze with a fellow golfer. The Japanese prime minister is visiting the United States to reaffirm an enduring alliance that is critical to global stability, and to develop a working rapport with Trump despite the fear America’s new president has stoked in capitals all over the world. In short, Abe is coming to be Trump’s world leader buddy—and we need him to succeed.

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