Neither President Donald Trump nor North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was in attendance for the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, which began February 8 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
However, a Trump lookalike and Kim lookalike were there.
Due to confusion, both men were tossed out of the event.
Check this out…
From Daily Wire:
According to Reuters, “people dressed up as U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un caused a commotion when they appeared in the stands at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on Friday before swiftly being shown out by security staff.”
Speaking with a reporter, neither man identified himself, but they said they were having a great time.
“We’re getting along great,” said the Kim lookalike.
“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,” he added. “Doesn’t everyone want peace?”
Reuters has more:
The ceremony was marked by a show of unity between North and South Korea.
Athletes from both countries entered the arena under a flag depicting a unified Korea as American Vice President Mike Pence and Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, watched on from a VIP box.
“Is my sister getting the same treatment?,” the Kim lookalike said as he was escorted out of the stadium.
Trump sent this message to South Korea one day before festivities were underway…
Congratulations to the Republic of Korea on what will be a MAGNIFICENT Winter Olympics! What the South Korean people have built is truly an inspiration! pic.twitter.com/giN2B1h6Ph
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2018
USA Today has more:
On Wednesday, Vice President Pence denounced North Korea’s participation in the Olympics.
“We will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games,” Pence said. “We will not allow North Korea to hide behind the Olympic banner the reality that they enslave their people and threaten the wider region.”
Pence will have a ceremonial role in leading the U.S. delegation to the Olympic opening ceremony, which is Friday at 6 a.m. ET and will air tape-delayed Friday night on NBC.
Pence was seated next to Kim Jong-un’s sister at the reception. Many people wondered if the two would greet each other.
The answer? Nope!
From Daily Caller:
Vice President Mike Pence is steering clear of North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
South Korea hosted an Olympic reception prior to the start of the Games Friday. Pence was expected to sit across from North Korea’s ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam at the head table, but that didn’t happen. Pence stopped by for a quick five-minute visit, during which he greeted everyone at the table with a firm handshake, everyone except the representative from North Korea, according to a Washington Post reporter.
Pence and Kim reportedly avoided making eye contact, according to South Korean media.
At the opening ceremony, the vice president was seated only a few feet from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s younger sister Kim Yo Jong, but the two did not interact.
What might Kim Jong-un’s response be to Pence’s snub? Time will tell…
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]