For a welcome change of pace, a thaw between North and South Korea is taking place. Unfortunately, the US wants no part of it as vice president Pence showed the world at the Olympics.
Kim Jong Un’s sister and Pence, trying very hard to pretend the other isn’t there. #OpeningCeremony
New York Magazine describes the great lengths Pence took to make a fool of the US at the opening ceremonies (above Tweet) and even more so at at a dinner party on Friday put on by South Korean president Moon Jae-in.
After showing up late, the VP intended to quickly leave after a photo session. Moon asked him to greet the other dignitaries at the event and Pence did, shaking the hands of everyone at the VIP table except for Kim Yong-nam [Kim Jong Un’s sister].
By leaving early, Pence missed out on a special dessert — a chocolate representation of the Korean peninsula with a dark chocolate piece of barbed wire laying over it.
And then, during the ceremonies, as North and South Korean athletes entered the stadium together under a unified flag, Pence and his wife Karen remained seated while everyone around them rose to applaud.
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