It also mentioned a free trade deal between the European Union and Japan. This is presented as an attempt to counter the United States for its rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Sam Livingston cites a 2011 booklet by Gerald Flurry, namely Isaiah's End-Time Vision, to imply that he had predicted this development. (27 minutes onward.)
What is overlooked is that PCG has constantly vilified Japan. It is often portrayed as drifting toward militarism. This habit was inherited from the Armstrongite WCG. PCG's 1% are constantly scare mongering about many nations and shrilly declaring that they are somehow working against the United States. This includes Japan. It is no surprise that some in this social milieu would link different perceived threats together. Thus these words against Japan can be cited at any time whenever relevant news occur.
Joel Hilliker and Brent Nagtegaal also denounced the recent UNESCO resolution to recognize the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron as an endangered Palestinian heritage site. Hilliker stated that Hebron is in Israel even though no nation state on Earth recognizes the State of Israel as having any right to rule the land acquired during the Six Day War of 1967. This includes the United States government.
No mention is made of how the United States withdrew from UNESCO as retaliation for it admitting Palestine as a member back in 2011. 136 nation states have granted diplomatic recognition to the State of Palestine since November 15, 1988. With the United States now out of UNESCO it has no way to directly influence it.
And on another matter Andrew Müller complained that the recent federal budget did not cut enough expenditure.