Security at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea is tight. So tight that even President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were ejected from the opening ceremony of the games yesterday… or at least their impersonators were.
Two look-a-likes for the leaders entered the stands together and were swiftly ushered out of the stadium by security personnel for undisclosed reasons.
“We wanted to surprise everyone and bring world peace and then we’re being escorted out by security guards, which I think is really unfair,” the man dressed as Kim Jong Un said. “Doesn’t everyone want peace?”
The two imposters said that they wanted to demonstrate to the world what peace looks like “when two leaders get along.”
“We get along personally, so I believe that Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, if they talked, they’d probably get along. Because in my opinion, they’re pretty much the same person,” the Kim impersonator said.
“And Dennis Rodman has confirmed this and he’s met both of them personally,” he continued. “So let’s start talking and stop with all the missiles and everything else. We want peace, everybody wants peace, nobody wants war.”
With the two Koreas fielding a unified team for the Winter Olympics, peace is a tantalizing, if elusive, prospect for the people living on both sides of the demilitarized zone.
While the president of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, was elected last year on a policy of reducing tensions with the North, the bellicose threats made by President Trump towards North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in the wake of a series of successful intercontinental missile launches by the North have the entire world worried about the first serious threat of nuclear war since the Cuban Missile Crisis of the early 1960’s.
If only the real leaders of the U.S. and North Korea could get along as well as their impersonators do, we would all be able to breathe a sigh of relief.