South Korean President Denies Insulting US on Hot Mic

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Published on September 23, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

South Korean President Denies Insulting US on Hot Mic

South Korean President , Denies Insulting US , on Hot Mic.

BBC reports that South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has denied making insulting remarks about the United States Congress.

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BBC reports that South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has denied making insulting remarks about the United States Congress.

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The remarks were caught on a hot mic after Yoon Suk-yeol met with his U.S. counterpart, President Joe Biden, in New York.

The recording, which quickly went viral on social media, appears to show Yoon Suk-yeol call U.S. lawmakers a Korean word that roughly translates to "idiots.".

The recording, which quickly went viral on social media, appears to show Yoon Suk-yeol call U.S. lawmakers a Korean word that roughly translates to "idiots.".

BBC reports that the remark came amid a conversation about Biden's push to increase U.S. contribution to a worldwide initiative known as the Global Fund.

According to a spokesperson for the South Korean president, Yoon was misunderstood and actually said a similar-sounding Korean word.

According to a spokesperson for the South Korean president, Yoon was misunderstood and actually said a similar-sounding Korean word.

Presidential spokeswoman Kim Eun-hye said that Yoon was also speaking about the South Korean parliament, not the U.S. Congress.

Presidential spokeswoman Kim Eun-hye said that Yoon was also speaking about the South Korean parliament, not the U.S. Congress.

BBC reports that Yoon first entered politics just last year, winning the presidential election by less than 1%.

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BBC reports that Yoon first entered politics just last year, winning the presidential election by less than 1%.

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Earlier this week, Yoon faced criticism for missing Queen Elizabeth II's lying-in-state after traveling to London.

Earlier this week, Yoon faced criticism for missing Queen Elizabeth II's lying-in-state after traveling to London.

Last year, Yoon had to backtrack comments he made regarding former President Chun Doo-hwan.

Last year, Yoon had to backtrack comments he made regarding former President Chun Doo-hwan.

Yoon had said that Chun, an authoritarian leader remembered for the massacre of protesters in 1980, was "good at politics.".

Yoon had said that Chun, an authoritarian leader remembered for the massacre of protesters in 1980, was "good at politics."


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