People’s Power Presidential candidate Yoon Seok-yeol was silent for two minutes and was unable to deliver his speech at the presidential runner-up forum held on the 22nd because the prompter (subtitle exposure device) did not work.
The presidential candidates of each party, including Candidate Yoon and Candidate Lee, attended the ‘Global Leaders Forum 2021’ hosted by TV Chosun in the morning and gave keynote speeches.
Candidate Jae-myung Lee, who first gave a keynote speech, spoke for about 10 minutes without a prompter about the nation’s investment in basic science and advanced technology, construction of infrastructure, and ways to nurture future talent.
The next speaker was Candidate Yoon. Candidate Yoon was scheduled to present the ‘National Future Vision’ prepared in advance, but the prompter did not work and he spent about two minutes in silence. Afterwards, after the prompter was activated as a result of the organizer’s action, Candidate Yoon began to give a speech.
At Candidate Yun’s silent speech, the Democratic Party poured an onslaught. High Commissioner Baek Hye-ryun criticized, “Is this kind of a candidate who can’t even speak without a prompter?”, and Kim Sang-hee, vice chairman of the National Assembly, also said, “Candidate Yoon Seok-yeol, who doesn’t say a word without a prompter, is pitiful.”
At the party level, the Democratic Party indirectly criticized Candidate Yoon by sending a notice texting, “I would like to inform you that candidate Lee Jae-myung did not use a prompter.”