- A man impersonating US President Donald Trump and a man impersonating North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un showed up at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
- The two men caused a spectacle and were later kicked out, according to reports.
- Outside the stadium, there were anti-unification protests over North Korea’s involvement in the games.
The Winter Olympics opening ceremony took a political turn on Friday when a man impersonating US President Donald Trump and a man impersonating North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un crashed the party.
According to journalists in Pyeongchang for the ceremony, it’s unclear what the two impersonators were doing, but they apparently made a scene.
— Toluse Olorunnipa (@ToluseO) February 9, 2018
Here’s a bad picture of the Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un impersonators who just caused a big commotion in one section of the Olympic stands! pic.twitter.com/6YD9sR7kxy
— Andrew Keh (@andrewkeh) February 9, 2018
And apparently, they got kicked out, too.
— melissa block (@NPRmelissablock) February 9, 2018
Meanwhile, according to reports, there were anti-Korean unification protests outside the stadium.
An anti-unification protest has broken out next to the Olympic stadium in Pyeongchang pic.twitter.com/ecHibjYmKS
— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) February 9, 2018
North Korea’s inclusion in the Winter Olympics caught many by surprise. North Korea’s involvement in the Olympics has been sparse, with their last Winter Olympics coming in 2010 in Vancouver. This year, they sent a delegation and also have a joint women’s hockey team with South Korea.
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