Trump cracks ‘fat joke’, gets priceless response from Kim at Singapore summit

Published: June 13, 2018
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US President Donald Trump gestures as he meets North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

US President Donald Trump gestures as he meets North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

United States President Donald Trump left Kim Jong Un frowning after he apparently cracked a joke at the North Korean leader asking photographers to make the two leaders look ‘thin and handsome’ before their working lunch at the historic Singapore summit on Tuesday.

“Getting a good picture everybody? So we look nice and handsome and thin, and perfect,” said the US president to photographers and cameramen covering the event.

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The camera then rolls back, in the video of the moment that has gone viral on social media, and shows Kim as he listens to the translation. Reacting to the remarks, Kim looked let’s just say not bursting with joy as camera zoomed in on his face.

The clip went viral with one Twitter commentator comparing the episode to an awkward scene from “The Office”, a hit British comedy series that was later reproduced in the US.

One user drew comparison with another hit TV show “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.

A Pakistani Twitter user called it the best thing on internet.

It doesn’t appear as if Kim missed the joke as Trump’s remarks can be seen being translated by an interpreter present on the occasion.

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This is not the first time Trump aimed a joke at his North Korean counterpart as the US president also taunted Kim in November last year, saying he would never call him “short and fat”.

Interestingly, the incident comes after the White House made headlines last month for releasing a commemorative coin which featured a slimmer-looking Trump head to head with a rather larger Kim.

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