Size of North Korea’s letter to Trump sparks jokes

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Social media users poked fun at President Trump on Friday after the White House unveiled photos of him receiving a letter in a large envelope from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump is seen in the photos smiling while posing alongside Kim Jong Chol, North Korea’s former intelligence chief and a top aide to the country’s ruler.

Trump initially said that he had received a “very nice letter” from Kim Jong Un, but acknowledged just minutes later that he hadn’t yet opened or read the letter.


The letter was presented as Trump revived plans for a June 12 summit with Kim in Singapore that Trump had abruptly canceled last week.

Social media users, however, were quick to point out the large envelope.

Ben Wexler, a writer for “Arrested Development,” posted a side-by-side comparison with former President Obama, while others pointed out the size of the card.

Anna Fifield, The Washington Post’s Tokyo bureau chief, brought up Trump’s old jab that he had a “much bigger” nuclear button than Kim.

“When it comes to nuclear buttons and now to envelopes, size apparently matters,” she quipped.

Other Twitter users simply mocked the size of the president’s hands. 

Trump emphasized at various points during his remarks to reporters Friday that his meeting with Kim Jong Chol was meant only for the North Korean leader to deliver the letter, but that it ended up lasting 80 minutes because they discussed “almost everything.”

“This was a meeting where a letter was given to me by Kim Jong Un, and that letter was a very nice letter,” Trump said. “Oh would you like to see what was in that letter.”

Asked about the contents of the letter, Trump described it only as “very interesting.”

“At some point I maybe, it may be appropriate I’ll be able to give it to you, you’ll be able to see, and maybe fairly soon,” he said, before later saying he had not read it yet.

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