Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died after being shot on Friday while delivering a speech in Malaysia.
Abe was reportedly unconscious, unresponsive, and showing no vital signs as he was being transported to the hospital following the attack.
“Abe was admitted to the Nara Medical University Hospital, and government sources cited in media reports said the former leader was in critical condition,” The Washington Post reported. “Local media, citing police sources, described Abe’s status as a ‘cardiopulmonary arrest,’ a term often used in Japan before death is officially confirmed.”
The man who allegedly shot Abe told local police that he was “frustrated” with him and that he hoped to kill him.
“This is a despicable and barbaric act that occurred in the midst of an election which is the foundation of democracy and absolutely cannot be tolerated,” Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said. “We condemn it in the harshest possible terms. We will take all possible measures to prepare for every possible situation.”
The White House released a statement condemning the attack, adding, “We are closely monitoring the reports and keeping our thoughts with his family and the people of Japan.”
Former President Donald Trump also released a statement on TRUTH Social, calling Shinzo’s death, “really BAD NEWS FOR THE WORLD!”
“Few people know what a great man and leader Shinzo Abe was, but history will teach them and be kind. He was a unifier like no other, but above all, he was a man who loved and cherished his magnificent country, Japan. Shinzo Abe will be greatly missed. There will never be another like him!” the 45th President said.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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