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Trump, Japan PM Crash Wedding Amid NKorea Crisis

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President Donald Trump dined with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) this past weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Monday, 13 Feb 2017 04:40 PM

President Donald Trump reportedly popped in at the Mar-a-Lago wedding reception of a big donor amid the young administration's first national security crisis.

Before having dinner Saturday night with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo at his Florida club, news broke North Korea had test-launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan – and the pair held a joint news conference shortly afterward.

It was after the news conference Trump brought Abe into a wedding that was going on at the club's Grand Ballroom, grabbed a microphone and delivered some unscripted remarks, CNN reported.

"I saw them out on the lawn today, and I said to the prime minister of Japan, I said, 'Come on, Shinzo, lets go over and say hello,'" Trump told the reception guests, CNN reported.

"They've been members of this club for a long time. They've paid me a fortune."

According to New York magazine, the newlyweds were Carl Henry Lindner IV, 33, and Vanessa Jane Falk, 36. The magazine reported the groom's father, Carl III, is the co-CEO of the American Financial Group, a multibillion dollar investment firm.

Citing Federal Election Commission records, the magazine reported the elder Lindner contributed $100,000 to two pro-Trump super PACs during his 2016 presidential campaign.

And early last October, he contributed $50,000 to the Future 45 PAC; in late October, he contributed another $50,000 to the Make America Number 1 PAC, which was founded and controlled by megadonors Rebekah Mercer and her father, Robert, New York magazine reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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President Donald Trump reportedly popped in at the Mar-a-Lago wedding reception of a big donor amid the young administration's first national security crisis.
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