Trump hangs photographs of himself and Kim Jong-un in White House - next to picture of the Queen

President recently mentioned 'beautiful letter' sent to him by North Korean dictator

Andrew Buncombe
Tuesday 16 July 2019 19:07
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Lots of people like to show off their new photographs when they get home from a foreign trip, and Donald Trump is no different.

Visitors to the White House have noticed a handful of photographs hanging on the walls, showing the president in action overseas.

People have also commented on the intriguing juxtaposition; the president with North Korean dictator at the DMZ, next to one of him with the Queen during his state visit to Britain last month.

“New photos hung on West Wing walls today include Kim Jong-un,” tweeted Jennifer Jacobs, a senior White House reporter for Bloomberg News, posting an image of the new photographs.

The photographs show Mr Trump inspecting the demilitarised zone (DMZ) that separates North Korea and South Korea; one of his stepping inside North Korea with Kim Jong-un, and one attending events to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.

The fourth image shows Mr Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, alongside the Queen and Prince Charles, standing erect and clapping.

Ms Jacobs’ tweet suggested the photographs mounted on the White House wall contained no captions.

It is known, however, how the president feels about many of the individuals he is photographed alongside. While he recently attacked British prime minister and her approach to Brexit, he did offer praise for the head of state.

“The good news for the wonderful United Kingdom is that they will soon have a new prime minister,” he tweeted earlier this month, amid controversy over leaked diplomatic cables.

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“While I thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent state visit last month, it was the Queen who I was most impressed with.”

People have also noted the president has often gushed over the North Korean leader, referring to “beautiful letters” he has received from Pyongyang.

When he took 20 steps inside North Korea last month, becoming the first siting US president to do so, he asked Mr Kim: “Would you like me to step across? I am OK with it.”

Mr Kim replied: “I never expected to meet you at this place.”

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