Biden Slammed for ‘Odd’ Statement on Assassination of Ex-Japanese PM: ‘Perhaps the Stupidest Thing He Has Ever Said’

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Nine hours after former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot and five hours after he was pronounced dead, President Joe Biden released a statement about the assassination. The statement, however, was met with criticism due to its mention of the divisive issue of gun violence.

“While there are many details that we do not yet know, we know that violent attacks are never acceptable and that gun violence always leaves a deep scar on the communities that are affected by it,” the White House statement read.

Conservative journalists and commentators, such as Ben Shapiro and Matt Whitlock, took to Twitter to call out the president’s “odd” response, calling it “perhaps the stupidest thing he has ever said.”


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Tiana Lowe, a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner, wrote that “Biden’s decision to hijack [Abe’s] death for domestic political expedience is more than malicious. It’s moronic.”

The suspected gunman, identified as Tetsuya Yamagami, shot Abe in the neck with what appeared to be a handmade gun during a Friday campaign event, according to CNN. Abe was rushed to a hospital in Nara, Japan, where he was pronounced dead at 4 a.m. EST.

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