Friday, February 09, 2018
Mike Pence avoids handshake with North Korea delegate ahead of Olympics Opening Ceremony
It is not surprising that a hard-line ass hole Republican like Vice President Mike Pence would avoid shaking hands with members of the North (Democratic People’s Republic) Korean delegation at this year’s Winter Olympics. It is to be expected that the up-runner to US Imperialism would be rude to those who live under his adversary. Everyone who came from other countries acted civil, but Pence is an embarrassment to those of us who believe in respecting international law. -SJ Otto
From Yahoo News:
South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a reception for international delegates ahead of Friday’s Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in PyeongChang.
Vice President Mike Pence, the leader of the the U.S. delegation, was among 12 leaders invited to sit at the head table, where he was expected to sit across from Kim Yong Nam, the President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly and representative from North Korea.
That did not happen. Pence made a brief appearance and left early to meet with U.S. athletes prior to the Opening ceremony, South Korean officials told Reuters. He did not take a seat, but met and shook hands with other leaders, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to the report.
He left without interacting with Kim Yong Nam, although Moon did shake hands with Kim Yong Nam.
Pence did, however, sit near Kim Yong Nam and Kim Jong Un’s sister Kim Yo Jong at the Opening Ceremony, thanks to a seating arrangement that was out of his control.
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