|Can't stump the Trump-sama!|
Of course, as is common with these sorts of things, people quickly moved on and began to forget about this strange group of masked Japanese girls that seemed to love Donald Trump. However, since the election of Donald Trump in November there have been a few interesting developments in this story.
Once it became clear who had won the election, some Kamen Joshi fans took to the internet and started saying that the idol group had predicted Donald Trump’s victory. This, along with the largely unexpected defeat of Hillary Clinton gave some media outlets enough of an excuse to pick this story back up and go talk to the Trump Kamen girls.
|We want to go to the US!|
While this sort of statement seems like a far cry from the incredibly enthusiastic attitude Trump Kamen seemed to have about Donald Trump back in April, this kind of careful statement is really not all that surprising when you consider that the group has made it quite clear that they never supported Donald Trump. They simply made the video because they saw how popular he was and wanted to see if some of that popularity rubbed off on them.
|Ready to rumble|
Of course, the media showed up to cover this event and also managed to talk to some of the Trump Kamen members. While talking about the future of the group and the possibility of more live performances one of the members, Yuki Sakura, managed to get some laughs with some rather frank comments. Sankei News quoted her as saying “If there’s demand. I want to keep doing Trump Kamen but…today is probably the first and last time” Meanwhile, Sanspo quoted her as saying “The future of this group depends on Mr. Trump’s approval ratings.
|Are they human or machines?|
For more Kamen Joshi content you can visit their YouTube channel here or you can watch the video below which somehow manages to explain a lot about the group’s background, while at the same time leaving you very confused. The video is completely in English.
Sources: Asagei Plus, modelpress, Sankei News, Sanspo