In what may be considered the on-again off-again “breakup” of the century, Donald Trump went from officially confirming that the U.S. is pulling out of peace talks with North Korea to saying they are back on again.
While this is rollercoaster news, some people couldn’t help but poke fun at Trump’s cancellation letter to Kim Jong-un, describing the tone of it to be similar to that of a “breakup” letter.
Sadly, I was forced to cancel the Summit Meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong Un. pic.twitter.com/rLwXxBxFKx
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2018
Many people left their comments in Trump’s Twitter thread, pointing out the absurdity of the letter’s tone.
I’m surprised to see you writing at a 6th grade level. Much higher than expected. This letter sounds like you broke up with your girlfriend between 2nd and 3rd period. Sorry for your loss. Prayers.
— Don Brown (@Trap_Star_CJ) May 24, 2018
“Call me or write” bae
— Matthew4USCitizenship2018 (@DanteFlorence) May 25, 2018
Even after breaking up, Trump still couldn’t help but drop how MASSIVE his “nuclear capabilities” are.
“You talk about your nuclear capabilities but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God that they will never have to be used.”
— emma🌻 (@emmanationz) May 25, 2018
The news of the cancellation came on Thursday after it was reported that Pyongyang failed to respond to the White House’s requests to help with organizing the summit that is supposed to be held in Singapore on June 12.
According to reports, U.S. officials went to Singapore last week to meet up with North Korean diplomats, but the meeting did not happen.
“They waited and they waited. The North Koreans never showed up. They simply stood us up,” an official said according to South China Morning Post. Trump, during his speech earlier on Thursday and in his letter, cited the rogue nation’s “tremendous anger and open hostility” in their recent statement.
I have decided to terminate the planned Summit in Singapore on June 12th. While many things can happen and a great opportunity lies ahead potentially, I believe that this is a tremendous setback for North Korea and indeed a setback for the world… pic.twitter.com/jT0GfxT0Lc
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2018
Trump’s comment is likely referring to the statement that North Korean official dropped a few days back, warning the U.S. of a nuclear showdown if they backed down from the meeting. The official also called Vice President Mike Pence a “political dummy” after he compared North Korea to Libya should the former not reach common ground with the U.S. during their talks.
This recent turn of events has also generated a lot of discussion on the commemorative coins that the U.S. made to cement this momentous occasion — the occasion that will now never happen.
— CNN (@CNN) May 25, 2018
Before the meeting was called back on again, possibly as soon as the 12th of June, people were asking what will happen to the coin. Here are some of the crafty social media posts that people came up with solutions:
DO YOU WANT A COMMEMORATIVE COIN pic.twitter.com/Ts9axfEtwC
— Avi (@AviAhvee) May 22, 2018
“And if you call in the next 5 minutes, for every purchase of the Trump-Kim commemorative coin, you, will get another 99 free” pic.twitter.com/650T78VbMt
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) May 24, 2018
If you already own a commemorative coin for the Bowling Green Massacre, you may want to add this coin to your imaginary event collection. pic.twitter.com/88s4iByAwW
— Facts Do Matter (@WilDonnelly) May 24, 2018
— voodoochild (@jdd2169) May 24, 2018
Commemorative coin clearance sale at the WH Gift Shop!
— J. Elvis Weinstein (@JElvisWeinstein) May 24, 2018
Guess there’s some truth to the old adage “don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”
I’ve decided I’m gonna run a triathlon. I haven’t started training, but I’ve already got a commemorative coin designed for when I cross the finish line.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) May 24, 2018
People are now demanding refunds — and rightfully so.
There goes your Nobel Pizza Award.
BTW: Can we get our money back for that stupid commemorative coin you prematurely had commisioned?
— gary tanhauser (@garytcosta) May 24, 2018
Can I get the money for my commemorative coin back?
— Mr*Bli$ter*Biznitch🐧🕉♉ (@biffblisters) May 24, 2018
As if the humiliation wasn’t enough, someone has to really point this one out.
Let’s all take a moment to appreciate that this is the description of the Korean Summit Commemorative Coin on the OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP WEBSITE. A coin that celebrates an event that has been cancelled by the United States… pic.twitter.com/7GEIXbejEd
— Scott W. Bradford (@ScottWBradford) May 24, 2018
After announcing that the meeting was back on, Trump commented on the matter on Friday before heading out to Annapolis Naval Academy to give a commencement speech:
Very good news to receive the warm and productive statement from North Korea. We will soon see where it will lead, hopefully to long and enduring prosperity and peace. Only time (and talent) will tell!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2018
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