South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol got caught on a hot mic spewing profanity toward Congress following President Biden’s speech where he pledged to increase the US contribution to the UN Global Fund which would require congressional approval.
The incident occurred on Wednesday as Biden addressed the United Nations General Assembly.
“How could Biden not lose damn face if these f***ers do not pass it in Congress?” the political novice asked his aides on a hot mic, according to the South China Morning Post which excels in Chinese propaganda.
For Biden’s part, he again claimed that America was once again respected on the world stage since he was elected in 2020. Many take umbrage at that assertion.
South Korea's President Yoon Suk-yeol in New York: "How could Biden not lose damn face if these f***ers do not pass it in Congress?" 🍉 pic.twitter.com/veVXYVSWvi
— QUAN Quan 全权 كمال (@QuanQuan_1231) September 22, 2022
The hot mic slip illuminated a growing rift between the US and South Korea even as Biden pledged $6 billion to the fund. A strong alliance between the two nations is critical to the defense of the East Asian region.
Yoon’s “foul language tarnishing the U.S. Congress caused a major diplomatic mishap,” Park Hong-keun claimed, according to CBS News. He is the floor leader of the opposition Democratic Party.
“He wasn’t speaking publicly on the stage but in passing, and although I don’t know who recorded it and how, I actually think it should be verified,” a South Korean official told reporters afterward during an interview, according to Yonhap.
“I think it’s highly inappropriate to draw a link between private remarks and diplomatic accomplishments,” the official noted, trying to counter those calling Yoon’s comment a diplomatic disaster. “It’s quite regrettable that a diplomatic disaster is being talked about over something like that when he is doing everything to complete a demanding schedule in the national interest of the Republic of Korea.”
His words represent his country. Unfortunately our Dementia In Chief also represents ours.
— Theotherguy (@Theadultlogic) September 22, 2022
The South Korean globalist leader is already battling record-low approval ratings, according to CBS News. At one point, his approval rating dropped to 24 percent, but it has since inched up to 32 percent.
The hot mic snafu comes just days after Yoon’s office had to defend his decision to skip paying respects to Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin lying in state, allegedly due to “heavy traffic.”
Yoon, who is a former prosecutor, has made what analysts describe as a string of unforced errors during his first months in office, which is typically a honeymoon period for new presidents in South Korea. He shares a lot in common with Biden.
In August, the United States, South Korea, and Japan brought their military forces together in a trilateral missile defense exercise.
The exercise was meant to display that the allied nations were committed separately and jointly to the mutual defense of the region. The public display of cooperation between Japan and South Korea was also meant to ease cultural tensions that have lingered in recent years.
It’s the first formal cooperation of its kind since December 2017 according to Fox News. The drills began on Aug. 8 and will run through Sunday.
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