Photo of Donald Trump dumping fish food into koi pond during Japan visit draws Obama comparisons

Perhaps there’s a good reason Donald Trump doesn’t have a White House pet.

The former New York City real estate tycoon got a little heavy handed while feeding koi with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Photos began circulating on social media on Twitter of the President dumping an entire box of fish food into the koi pond at the Alaskan Palace, where Trump, 71, and Abe were dining according to CNN.

Many drew comparisons to Barack Obama, who viewed the same koi pond and carefully tossed pieces of fish food into the water below during his presidency.

 

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Trump began feeding the fish using a spoon, but gave up after throwing a spoonful or two into the water.

Not far behind Trump and Abe, 63, are a kimono-clad woman and Rex Tillerson, both of whom can be seen smiling as the president dumps out the contents of the small wooden box he’d been holding.

Although Trump’s garnered attention for his impatient fish feeding, footage from the moment makes it clear that the president was simply doing as Abe did.

Many drew comparisons to Barack Obama, who viewed the same koi pond and carefully tossed pieces of fish food into the water during his presidency.

Trump began feeding the fish using a spoon, but gave up after throwing a spoonful or two into the water.

Not far behind Trump and Abe are a kimono-clad woman and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Both can be seen smiling as the President dumps out the contents of the small wooden box he’d been holding.

Although Trump has garnered attention for his impatient fish feeding, footage from the moment makes it clear that the President was simply doing as Abe did.

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