Video emerged this week of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe playing golf with President Trump during the latter's trip to Asia.
The hilarious footage , claiming to show Abe falling, was met with much mockery in Japan with many pointing to Trump's response as being reflective of the pair's power dynamic.
Trump, in one of the Asian capitals threatened by North Korea's missiles, did not rule out military action and exhorted dictator Kim Jong Un to cease weapons testing like the missiles he has fired over Japanese territory in recent weeks.
The U.S. president kept on talking to professional golfer Hideki Matsuyama, completely unaware of Abe's misfortune.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands before a working lunch at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan November 6, 2017. "The prime minister is going to be purchasing massive amounts of military equipment, as he should. And we make the best military equipment by far".
Trump's remarks came during his second full day in Japan - the first stop on a five-country, 12-day tour of Asia - and follows a series of events and meetings created to underscore the close personal relationship between the two leaders. Doing so, he noted, would also create American jobs and help address the US's trade deficit with Japan, the second-highest behind only China.
Trump also said he was committed to achieving "free, fair, and reciprocal" trade and wants to work with Japan on this issue.
"I don't know if it's as good as ours, I think not". But he did say the USA was facing a "very unfair trade situation" with China, which he visits this week, and reiterated his belief that "reciprocal" trade between the United States and any nation is his preference.
Trump and Abe bonded some more during their overseas trip.. He spoke in a largely flat monotone, and leaned on the lectern at points. "So I saw him and it worked out just fine", Trump recalled, saying, from that moment on, they'd been close.
A Japanese TV channel sent a helicopter to capture Trump and Abe hit the links, according to the Washington Post.