Bloomberg, WP, and other US media insult South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol to US Congress

President Yoon Seok-yeol and US President Joe Biden have a chat after the 7th Financial Commitment Meeting of the Global Fund held at a building in New York, USA on September 21 (local time). [사진=연합뉴스]

Major US media outlets such as Bloomberg News and The Washington Post (WP) reported the controversy surrounding South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol’s profanity.

The WP reported on the 22nd (local time) that President Yoon insulted the US Congress as ‘idiots’.


Earlier, President Yoon left the meeting room after the ‘Global Fund Financial Commitment Meeting’ held by US President Joe Biden the day before and told Foreign Minister Park Jin and others, “If the XXs this approves in the National Assembly, what will Biden do?” It was caught on this video camera. The video spread quickly.


“President Yoon met with President Biden at the Global Fund Financial Commitment Meeting in New York,” WP said. “These funds must be approved by Congress,” he said.


The media continued, “President Yoon left the event and said, ‘If these idiots don’t get the approval of Congress, Biden will be so humiliating for Biden.’ It spread quickly. “


According to Bloomberg News, “The offensive noise of US lawmakers was heard after South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol met with US President Joe Biden to discuss the US electric vehicle subsidy problem that South Korea trying to solve it.”


South Korea’s presidential office said it was not aimed at President Biden or the US Congress regarding the controversy surrounding the vulgar comments, but the controversy is getting bigger and bigger.


Bloomberg reported that South Korea’s opposition parties criticized President Yoon’s reckless comments for tarnishing the nation’s reputation. Minjoo Party floor leader Park Hong-geun said, “After empty diplomacy and rude diplomacy, President Yoon’s rude diplomacy has greatly damaged the reputation of the Republic of Korea. It has caused a lot of controversy,” he noted.

The Japanese media also paid attention to the slang debate. Japan’s TBS broadcaster said, “The comments made by South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol, who is visiting New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, when he leaves the conference hall after attending an international conference, causing a stir. “What should I do?” The word ‘these guys’ caused criticism of the diplomatic disaster.”

AFP, a French news agency, said, “President Yoon’s comments vilifying the United States were caught, and we got into trouble.” The media translated President Yoon’s comments of ‘these XX’s’ as ‘f***ers’. AFP reported on the situation where President Yoon was criticized in Korea for canceling the condolence for Queen Elizabeth and Pelosi dying.


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