By Steve Dellar  |  11-07-2017   News
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Without any doubt, this was certainly the strangest encounter on President Trump’s 12 day Tour of Asia, and could inspire the ‘Pineapple Pen’ singer to a great follow-up, with our (we claim copyright) winning chorus line of ‘I have a Pen, I have a President’.

Yes, dear readers, in one of the more entertaining 10 minutes of the US president’s tour of Asia, the 71 year-old President got to meet with the favorite singer of his grandchildren, Japanese Internet sensation Pikotaro, known for his "pen-pineapple-apple-pen" tune that went viral last year.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">President Trump and Prime Minister Abe ! It is an honor!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ppap?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ppap</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/pikotaro?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#pikotaro</a> <a href="https://t.co/MfhzU6TQ4n">pic.twitter.com/MfhzU6TQ4n</a></p>&mdash; ピコ太郎(PIKOTARO)(公式) (@pikotaro_ppap) <a href="https://twitter.com/pikotaro_ppap/status/927524651533611009?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 6, 2017</a></blockquote>

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"President Trump and Prime Minister Abe ," Pikotaro, "It is an honour!"

Dressed in his signature leopard outfit, the singer had inspired Arabella Kushner, the six-year-old daughter of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, to her rendition of the tune when the President’s daughter posted this clip on Instagram.

<blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:62.43055555555556% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BM1SSaygBUb/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Apologies in advance—this may be stuck in your head all day. #PineapplePen </a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2016-11-15T13:32:31+00:00">Nov 15, 2016 at 5:32am PST</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>

Singer Pikotaro was chosen to perform at the state dinner because Prime Minister Abe had declared he wanted to keep the mood “upbeat”.

The hit song Pineapple Pen, containing only a few words is the shortest to ever reach number 1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 and also became the shortest single to chart on the US Billboard chart.

All together now: I have a Pen….

Source:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/07/pen-pineapple-apple-president-donald-trump-pikotaro

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I have apple, I have pen…

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