The Washington Post on Thursday reported that North Korean officials had ditched a planned meeting with American officials to discuss returning the remains of U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean War.
Despite this, President Donald Trump is still trying to project confidence that things are going well with his efforts to get North Korea to dismantle its entire nuclear arsenal.
In a Thursday afternoon tweet, the president posted a copy of a “very nice note” that he had received from Kim, who praised Trump for his “strong will and sincere efforts” in improving relations between the U.S. and North Korea.
North Korea so far has not actually done anything to dismantle its nuclear weapons — and it has actually used increasingly hostile rhetoric to describe American officials in recent weeks, such as when it called out Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for employing “gangster-like” tactics during negotiations.
The most humiliating episode, however, came two days ago when Kim Jong-un reportedly skipped a meeting with Pompeo in order to go to a potato farm.
Given all this, Twitter users immediately buried Trump in ridicule for touting the supposed “progress” that he’s making in getting Kim to give up his nukes.
Check out some of the top reactions below.
You’re now tripling down on looking stupid.
— Greg Shugar (@GregShugar) July 12, 2018
You're just giddy he called you "Your Excellency" five times in a four paragraph letter which doesn't actually say anything of substance.
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) July 12, 2018
Dear Sucker —
P.S. I'm increasing my nuclear production, you chump.#DonaldChump
— Gary M. Sarli (@GMSarli) July 12, 2018
Dude, he didn’t turn up.
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) July 12, 2018
Wow. Ok, how do I say this nicely?
— Cill (@justcill) July 12, 2018
Why are you friends with Dictators?
— Will Bailey (@CitizenWBailey) July 12, 2018
Could you imagine what Donald Trump and Republicans would have been saying if President Obama ended joint military operations in the Korean peninsula and said he got a very nice note from a totalitarian dictator? Hypocrites
— ♻️💙🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) July 12, 2018
If you ever get any substantive assurance that Kim's nuclear program is over, that would be news. Sharing your sexual correspondence like this is just gross.
— northierthanthou.com (@Brimshack) July 12, 2018
What if this note really says “trump, you’s a bitch forreal dawg ima bomb the fuck out you then piss on your ashes mr excellency” and trump just translated it himself hahaha
— Gage Harris (@Gagemasterkush) July 12, 2018
— Sharky 🦈 (@FailShark) July 12, 2018
In other news, @stutteringjohnm discovers Google Translate.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) July 12, 2018
— Cobb Space Force Captain Xing (@cobbcrossing) July 12, 2018
Right pops! pic.twitter.com/d4PIH5WaK1
— Clown Prince Kush (@PrezKushner) July 12, 2018
Have you, I don't know, asked him at all about how all of our surveillance shows that they're still advancing their nuclear program?
Did you get him that Elton John CD yet?
Did you ask him why he hasn't completely disarmed like "agreed upon" in his handshake with you? pic.twitter.com/Yz8Iu4lU6m
— Windthin (Uncivilized Rebel Scum)🇵🇷🏳️🌈🌨️🌊 (@PVArkol) July 12, 2018
LMAO😂😂😂😂 ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ? A NOTE ? SO YOU'RE TELLING ME THAT IF A 9/11 HIJACKER LEFT A NOTE BEHIND SAYING "IT WASN'T ME" YOU'D BELIEVE IT ? MAN, YOU'RE GETTING DUMBER BY THE FUCKING HOUR.
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisEchelon) July 12, 2018