13. Kim Jong Un’s baffled reaction to Trump asking the camera crew “Getting a good picture, everybody, so we look nice and handsome and thin and perfect?”
Curb Your Summit pic.twitter.com/YxJnVI7W55
— Jake Johnstone (@hijakejohnstone) June 12, 2018
Of course Trump previously called Kim Jong Un “short and fat” in a whiny tweet about the dictator.
12. Trump bragging to Kim Jong Un about his presidential limousine:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 12, 2018
11. When Trump at least grasped the surreal nature of the summit by comparing it to a science fiction movie:
10. This absolutely batsh*t fake movie trailer Trump made for Kim Jong Un that was so weird reporters assumed it was North Korean propaganda:
The video features a weird mix of stock footage, bad voiceover narration, and cheesy melodramatic pleading for Kim Jong Un to do the right thing. There’s also a clip of someone dunking a basketball because Kim is a big basketball fan.
Kim Jong Un foiling potential turd burglars by bringing along his own private toilet:
8. When Dennis Rodman—sporting a shirt promoting a marijuana-backed cryptocurrency and a MAGA hat—broke down in an emotional interview:
Dennis Rodman gets emotional talking about the death threats he received after he traveled to North Korea. “I couldn’t even go home, but I help my head up high.” pic.twitter.com/8CbnHimz95
— Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson (@MissBeaE) June 12, 2018
7. Whatever TF this weird pen polishing switcheroo is:
Anyone else spot this? There were two “Donald Trump” signing pens, NK official came in and shined up the one for Kim, then at the last minute Kim Yo Jong pulled out her own per to use instead of the one provided. Kim used that and back it went in her blazer. (Pool video) pic.twitter.com/dZWEK22IdF
— Martyn Williams (@martyn_williams) June 12, 2018
6. Trump marveling over how great it would be to build a condo where North Korea fires its cannons:
5. Trump giving Kim Jong Un, a murderous despot, a big thumbs up:
4. Trump calling North Korea’s 200,000 political prisoners—who are still imprisoned!—the “big winners”:
Trump called the estimated 200,000 political prisoners in North Korea “one of the great winners today” even though he secured no promises from Kim Jong Un on their behalf. pic.twitter.com/EoXZxelmut
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) June 12, 2018
Who’s going to tell them?
3. Trump saying that Kim Jong Un’s people love him very much:
— ABC News (@ABC) June 12, 2018
He’s a brutal dictator who punishes anyone who dissents and has even murdered his own family members, they HAVE to pretend to love him.
2. Trump admitting that even if North Korea never follows through on their end of the deal, he’ll just lie about it:
Trump says he trusts Kim Jong Un. And if he’s wrong? “I may be wrong, I mean I may stand before you in six months and say, ‘Hey I was wrong,'” said Trump, before adding, “I don’t know that I’ll ever admit that, but I’ll find some kind of an excuse.” https://t.co/2sZ4fV3Z4H pic.twitter.com/lOVaQ0J7Xe
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 12, 2018
1. Trump lying multiple times (unprompted!) about who put out the viral photo of him and the other G-7 leaders in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos after the summit:
“I said ‘What’s this all about? He didn’t do that to my face, what’s this all about?’”: Pres. Trump on hearing Canadian PM Trudeau’s comments while watching news conference onboard Air Force One. https://t.co/BnJqoO0AmN pic.twitter.com/AjGwwiyCjR
— ABC News (@ABC) June 12, 2018
After the G-7 summit with the world’s seven largest democratic economies, Trump and his advisors publicly flayed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trump also refused to sign the group’s final agreement. He was asked about the juxtaposition of treating our closest allies much more harshly than a brutal dictator with a history of threatening the United States with nuclear annihilation.
Trump talked up his friendships with the leaders before pivoting to the viral photo of himself looking like a stubborn toddler while German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the other G-7 leaders appeared to challenge him.
“You know, we put out that picture. That was put out by my people,” Trump lied. The photo came from Angela Merkel’s Instagram and was taken by German government photographer Jesco Denzel. That’s why, contrary to Trump’s claims, it doesn’t appear in any of the photo sets released by the White House. Rather than challenging him, Stephanopoulos tried to move on, but Trump interrupted him to repeat the lie, “I just do want to say, though, that picture was supposed to be a friendly picture. That was put out by us.”