These video clips left many Washington commentators scratching their heads, as the President seemingly unwittingly embarrassed himself yet again over his on-off relationship with Kim Jong Un.
This time it was over a letter from the North Korean leader, hand delivered by diplomatic official Kim Yong Chol.
It was a rather large letter, and many took to social media to speculate if North Korean wags had made it puroposely large to show up Donald Trump’s infamously small hands – a topic that he has proved rather touchy about.
.@POTUS @realDonaldTrump is presented with a letter from North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, Friday, June 1, 2018, by North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol in the Oval Office at the @WhiteHouse in Washington, D.C., followed by a meeting. (Official @WhiteHouse Photos by Shealah Craighead) pic.twitter.com/6a1PgFXS3v
— Dan Scavino Jr.?? (@Scavino45) June 1, 2018
But it was another topic that has embarrassed the President repeatedly – his reported reluctance to read – that tripped him up soon after the White House meeting, when he addressed White House reporters.
Reporters on the White House lawn were baffled as Donald Trump began teasing them, boasting that a letter from Kim Jong Un letter was ‘very nice.’ He refused to say what the contents of the letter delivered to him by a North Korean delegation were, but ribbed reporters, insisting that it was ‘very interesting’ and he bet they’d like to know what’s in it.
However just minutes later when asked what his response would be, the President of the United States said that he had not opened it and may be ‘in for a big surprise,’ appearing blithely unaware that he’d caught himself out…