‘Get a picture so we look thin’: Twitter roasts Trump over summit lunch gaffe (VIDEO)
Footage from the event shows US president and the North Korean leader preparing to take their seats on opposite sides of a dining room table at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa. A buoyant Trump then addresses the photographers, saying: “Getting a good picture everybody – so we all look nice, handsome and thin and perfect.”
The camera then pans to the rotund Kim who seemed startled and a little embarrassed as his translator repeats Trump’s comments back to him. Journalists in attendance reported that the North Korean leader appeared “stunned” by the remarks – although he reportedly smiled after sitting down.
Best thing you'll see from the #TrumpKim#SingaporeSummit— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) June 12, 2018
Watch #KimJongUn's reaction to #Trump's joke to photographers: "Getting a good picture everybody? So we look nice and handsome and thin?" pic.twitter.com/uBcLuVViA2
Trump and Kim and teams sit down for a working lunch. Asks photographers: "Did you get a beautiful photo that makes me look nice and handsome and thin and perfect?" Kim just gazes at cameras, looking somewhat stunned.— Julian Borger (@julianborger) June 12, 2018
per pool, Kim not amused by Trump’s fat joke: “Very nice, getting a good picture everybody so we look nice and handsome and thin?” Pool notes Kim later smiled when he sat down. #trumpkim2018.— Tara Palmeri (@tarapalmeri) June 12, 2018
Twitter leapt on the gaffe, ridiculing Trump for the diplomatic faux pas and pointing out that he is not exactly a svelte man himself.
Kim looked utterly baffled by Trump's "handsome and thin" remark. https://t.co/DIebGMJ7GH— Nile Bowie (@NileBowie) June 12, 2018
This is not the first time Trump has made references to Kim’s weight. In November, the president taunted the leader of the rogue state in a tweet by saying he would “never call him short and fat.”
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
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