Though there was still a difference in style that makes Trump's a meme, and Abe is just an old Japanese man feeding koi.
The President upturned it like he's looking for the toy he was promised at the bottom of the cereal box.
Abe went for a sort of gentle lob.
The fact that Twitter shared the cut down version of this clip, has been seized upon by conspiracy theorists as more proof of 'Fake News'.
While it is true that President Trump was following the Prime Ministers' lead, the reason it went viral is perhaps that it spoke to the brash, crass, anti-political establishment motif that the Trump Administration has so richly cultivated.