Early during the media coverage of President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Trump poked a little fun at both his own and Kim’s rotund waistlines. And the look on Kim’s face caught by the cameras is hilarious.
The press dourly reported the incident. Apparently, President Trump told the cameramen shooting their meeting to make himself and the North Korean leader look “nice and handsome and thin, perfect.” Reporters insisted that he was not very pleased with the comment:
The video of the room was even funnier than the mere reporting. Just as Trump made his comment, the camera shifts over to the other side of the table to focus on Kim and you can just see in his face that he was thinking… “wait, did that American capitalist pig just call me fat?”
Trump to photographers: Are you taking good pictures so we look 'nice and handsome and thin?'
Kim Jong-un: … pic.twitter.com/9SupjgBxie
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 12, 2018
If you don’t want to watch the Twitter video above, here is a funny still shot of Jong un’s face right after Trump’s comment…
Some wonder if Kim Jong Un can speak English well enough to understand what is going on around him. I think this reaction pretty much answers that question!
He did, however, smile just before he sat down and the moment didn’t appear to harm the discussion.
The other thing that you just have to love is that at one point President Trump pitched the idea of building condos on North Korea’s “beautiful beaches.”
Per Business Insider:
In a press conference following his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, President Donald Trump applauded North Korea’s “great beaches” and said they would be a great location for condos and hotels.
As a former developer, Trump appeared to hint at that real estate could be the key to North Korea’s economic development as a country.
“As an example, they have great beaches,” Trump said to reporters. “You see that whenever they’re exploding their cannons into the ocean. I said, ‘Boy, look at that view. Wouldn’t that make a great condo?'”
Trump added that North Korea could be a great location for hotels, too.
“You could have the best hotels in the world right there,” Trump said. “Think of it from a real estate perspective. You have South Korea, you have China, and they own the land in the middle. How bad is that, right? It’s great.”
Come on. You just gotta love Trump indulging his inner real estate developer and enticing the communist leader with capitalist riches right to his face like that!
You just have to love it.