President Trump met with the number two man in North Korea, Kim Jong Chol, at the White House today in anticipation of a summit meeting with his boss Kim Jong-un in Singapore later this month.
Kim Jong Chol, the former head North Korean head spy, brought along a letter from Kim Jong-un to hand deliver to Trump and the two posed for a publicity photo with the oversized envelope that the letter was sealed within.
The photo had the comical effect of making Trump’s hands look exceedingly small and Twitter, of course, had a field day with it. Here’s a sampling of the tweeted responses:
Kim seriously brought him a giant game show check letter. Man do they have him figured out. pic.twitter.com/AY4P39RQxr
— Adam Mount (@ajmount) June 1, 2018
The North Korean ‘letter’ looks like a novelty greeting card everyone reluctantly signed. pic.twitter.com/Uh78xtb7uv
— Sam Dastyari (@samdastyari) June 1, 2018
I photoshopped myself with a regular-sized envelope next to trump with his giant envelope, then made myself bigger until they matched. pic.twitter.com/OWCeg4Mhbg
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) June 1, 2018
Here's Trump & Obama holding the same letter pic.twitter.com/6UfcSSNedx
— Ben Wexler (@mrbenwexler) June 1, 2018
When it comes to nuclear buttons and now to envelopes, size apparently matters pic.twitter.com/0T6qdzU9MI
— Anna Fifield (@annafifield) June 1, 2018
Is this a prank by Kim to make Trump’s hands look even smaller?
— Jennifer Waisath Harris (@jwharris) June 1, 2018
Is Trump going to send him back an even larger letter? https://t.co/fkAJF4KhXW
— Mary Gregory (@brunchsquatch) June 2, 2018
— darth™ (@darth) June 1, 2018
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) June 2, 2018
Thanks to all the Twitter wags who made us smile at a time when not much is seeming so funny. Let’s hope Trump learns from this experience and begins to speak softly and carry a big envelope.
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