You read that right. Donald Trump must have been shaken by the size of his most recent correspondence from North Korea, because he certainly wasn’t impacted by its content.
WH releases photos of Pres Trump receiving King Jong-un letter from senior NK official Kim Yong Chol. Mighty big envelope. (WH photos) pic.twitter.com/bFzSvBAPlo
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 1, 2018
Friday afternoon Donald Trump boasted to reporters about a “very nice letter” he received from Kim Jong Un, taunting them about their hunger to see it and dangling it like an “interesting” and gold-plated carrot.
Approximately eight minutes later, though, when asked about the actual content of the letter, the popular vote loser confidently states that he hasn’t yet seen it. It makes no damn sense, but hey, that’s the American President.
Donald Trump says his letter from Kim Jong-un was Ã¢ÂÂa very nice letterÃ¢ÂÂ.
Eight minutes later, he says he hasnÃ¢ÂÂt opened it yet. pic.twitter.com/ZOgqODlsY7
Ã¢ÂÂ Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) June 1, 2018
Remarkably, the journalists present let the strangeness slide, even laughing when Trump makes what some might perceive as a joke about being surprised.
The semi-sentient cheese puff was allowed to walk away from the media without a single reporter pointing out his inconsistency.
This is not normal.
That being said, we must remember that in Trumpland, there’s always something else to worry about.
What journalists are obsessed with today: Trump described a letter that he had not yet read (he was briefed on its contents)
What journalists should have been obsessed with today: America's closest allies said Trump's tariffs are illegal and vowed to retaliate against the US.
— Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) June 1, 2018