President Donald Trump was roundly mocked for bragging about news coverage of his hastily convened meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Trump and Kim met at the demilitarized zone Sunday for a handshake before holding a private meeting, and the U.S. president basked in the international coverage of the event.
"Thank you to President Moon of South Korea for hosting the American Delegation and me immediately following the very successful G-20 in Japan," Trump tweeted. "While there, it was great to call on Chairman Kim of North Korea to have our very well covered meeting. Good things can happen for all!"
Thank you to President Moon of South Korea for hosting the American Delegation and me immediately following the ver… https://t.co/7fOTjnZq5s— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1561993033.0
Trump then thanked Japan's prime minister Shinzō Abe for his hospitality during this weekend's G-20 summit, where his daughter Ivanka Trump took a prominent role.
Congratulations to Prime Minister Abe of Japan for hosting such a fantastic and well run G-20. There wasn’t a thing… https://t.co/BB5u9hCUA2— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1561993378.0
Other social media users objected to Trump's meeting with Kim and asked why his daughter was serving as a U.S. representative.
@realDonaldTrump You further legitimized a mass-murdering dictator who has done nothing but lie to you and make you… https://t.co/2KtnOsX802— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks) 1561993695.0
@realDonaldTrump Nice photo op— B Fox (@B Fox) 1561993083.0
@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump - biggest sucker or biggest sucker of all time?— Jaynie's Got a Bun (@Jaynie's Got a Bun) 1561993364.0
@realDonaldTrump You pretty much pledged allegiance to Kim Jong Un while out there.— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@Kristina Wong ❄️) 1561993094.0
@realDonaldTrump congratulations to everyone who had to keep a straight face and pretend to care with Ivanka had to say— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1561993554.0
@realDonaldTrump There WAS a thing that was out of place, though ... @IvankaTrump— Bernie is the ONLY real deal. (@Bernie is the ONLY real deal.) 1561993511.0
@realDonaldTrump And there it is. You just care about ratings. You don't care that Kim has signed no agreements, is… https://t.co/tqWsYSIoOa— Jules (@Jules) 1561993758.0
@realDonaldTrump That’s all that matters to you: the press coverage. You give away huge diplomatic concessions just… https://t.co/iI1r6uIP1F— 💎✒️🧶Rebellious Heroine👩🏼🏫🖋💎 (@💎✒️🧶Rebellious Heroine👩🏼🏫🖋💎) 1561993654.0
@realDonaldTrump It was supposed to be a meeting of world leaders, but some idiot brought his kids, and they kept t… https://t.co/nYRRflHpQC— Jeff BlueBomber Fan (@Jeff BlueBomber Fan) 1561993669.0
@realDonaldTrump Could you imagine what Republicans, Fox News and Donald Trump would be saying if it was President… https://t.co/BqDrtOIAqv— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo) 1561993791.0
@realDonaldTrump You accomplished nothing. Ivanka made a fool of herself. Leaders ignored you. You learned nothing.… https://t.co/Hk6H8SBCmQ— k.m. munro (@k.m. munro) 1561993535.0