Watch: Kim Jong-un's reaction to Donald Trump’s joke about their weight is priceless

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

There have been plenty of talking points from the historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

While the discussions between the two leaders were no doubt serious, people have also been talking about a joke from the President that seemed to fall flat on its face.

After meeting privately and with aides, Trump and Kim moved into lunch at a long flower-bedecked table.

Kim Jong-un did not seem too happy with Donald Trump’s weight jibe (Grab)
The President joked with reporters as he and Kim met (Grab)

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As they entered, Trump attempted to injected some lightheartedness into the day’s extraordinary events, telling photographers capturing the moment: ‘Getting a good picture everybody? So we look nice and handsome and thin? Perfect.’

The camera then panned to Kim who listened to the translation – and his reaction about their weight was utterly priceless.

Whether the casual jibe was lost in translation or Kim just didn’t find it particularly funny, his stone-faced stare at the President was something that many will remember from the summit – as well as the hope for denuclearisation.

The summit saw Trump and Kim share a historic handshake but critics say the love-in between the two was further evidence that Trump was helping legitimise the North Korean leader on the world stage.

Trump responded on Twitter, saying: ‘The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the U.S., say the haters & losers.’

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But he added ‘our hostages’ are back home and testing, research and launches have stopped.

The optimistic summit was a remarkable change in dynamics from less than a year ago, when Trump was threatening ‘fire and fury’ against Kim, who in turn labelled the President a ‘mentally deranged US dotard’.