Maybe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doesn’t get enough credit for his speed. On Tuesday in Vietnam a Kim Jong Un aide hilariously scrambled to get back to his side during a big red carpet arrival.
Kim was on video getting out of his green-and-yellow armored train and walking down the red carpet. This was leading up to his second summit with President Trump. The aide that was frantically trying to katch up with Kim just so happened to be Kim’s interpreter.
When Kim stops to talk and shake hands with the Vietnamese officials, it gives his aide time to catch up. He appears flustered and very concerned about falling behind the North Korean leader.
South Korean media found humor in the situation and compared the aide to Usain Bolt after his sprint.
More on the story from Fox News:
Trump landed in Hanoi Tuesday night hours after Kim’s arrival. The leaders are set to meet on Wednesday and Thursday for the second U.S.-North Korea summit, where they are expected to discuss North Korea’s pledge to denuclearization that reached a stalemate since the June summit. North Korea has repeatedly said it will never give up its nuclear weapons unless the U.S. removed its nuclear threat first and lift sanctions crippling its economy.
Several other topics are expected to come up during the two-day summit, including bringing back the rest of the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War. North Korea turned over 55 boxes of presumed remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War as part of the agreement from the June summit.
There’s also growing speculation that Trump may offer an announcement of peace and a formal end to the Korean War if he can convince Kim to commit to denuclearization. The Korean War ended in 1953 with an armistice, essentially a cease-fire signed by North Korea, China and the 17-nation, U.S.-led United Nations Command that was supposed to be replaced by a formal peace treaty. But both sides instead settled ever deeper into Cold War hostilities marked by occasional outbreaks of violence.
President Trump tweeted about how hopeful he is for the upcoming meeting:
Heading over to Vietnam for my meeting with Kim Jong Un. Looking forward to a very productive Summit!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2019