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MBC: South Korean President Seok Yeol calls congressmen ‘morons’ after meeting with Biden

MOSCOW, September 26 – RIA Novosti. South Korean President Yoon Seok Yeol called US lawmakers “morons” after meeting with his colleague Joe Biden. transmits MBC.

“It will be very humiliating for Biden if these morons don’t accept this in Congress,” the South Korean leader told his aides in footage broadcast by the channel.

How suggested CNN, Seok Yeol’s remarks refer to Joe Biden’s pledge to contribute $6 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, which would need Congressional approval.

South Korean Prime Minister Han Dok-soo said it wasn’t clear exactly what the president was talking about. According to him, no one has heard the full transcript of Seok-yeol’s statement and cannot draw conclusions about the circumstances under which the president’s words were spoken.

The press secretary of South Korean leader Kim Eun-hye noted that the president’s statement does not apply to the United States. In his opinion, many “heard wrong” while watching the broadcast, in the words of Seok Yeol, who was accidentally caught in the frame.

Source: Ria

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