President Yoon caught on hot mic calling US Congress ‘f***ers’ who could ‘humiliate’ Biden

South Korea’s President Yoon caught on hot mic calling US Congress ‘f***ers’ who could ‘humiliate’ Biden if they don’t pass $6billion UN aid he promised after meeting President at UN

  • Yoon, who took office in May, made the comment after Biden promised the additional funds at the UN General Assembly 
  • He was seemingly unaware that he was caught on a live microphone
  • ‘How could Biden not lose damn face if these f***ers do not pass it in Congress?’ he told Foreign Minster Park Jin 
  • Yoon chatted with Biden and posed for a photo op at the gathering of world leaders in New York
  • The disparaging remarks went viral in Yoon’s home country

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol was caught on hot mic calling U.S. lawmakers ‘f***ers’ who could humiliate President Biden by failing to pass the additional $6 billion in aid to the United Nations Global Fund he promised.

Yoon, who took office in May, made the comment after Biden promised the additional funds at the UN General Assembly, seemingly unaware that he was caught on a live microphone. 

‘How could Biden not lose damn face if these f***ers do not pass it in Congress?’ he told Foreign Minster Park Jin Wednesday, according a translation from Agence France-Press. 

The Washington Post worded it slightly differently: ‘It would be so humiliating for Biden if these idiots don’t pass it in Congress.’ Moments before Yoon chatted with Biden and posed for a photo op at the gathering of world leaders in New York. 

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol was caught on hot mic calling U.S. federal lawmakers 'f***ers' who could humiliate President Biden by failing to pass the additional $6 billion in aid to the United Nations Global Fund

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol was caught on hot mic calling U.S. federal lawmakers ‘f***ers’ who could humiliate President Biden by failing to pass the additional $6 billion in aid to the United Nations Global Fund

'How could Biden not lose damn face if these f***ers do not pass it in Congress?' he told Foreign Minster Park Jin, according a translation from Agence France-Press

‘How could Biden not lose damn face if these f***ers do not pass it in Congress?’ he told Foreign Minster Park Jin, according a translation from Agence France-Press

Handing an additional $6 billion over to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria would require the approval of Congress. 

The disparaging remarks went viral in Yoon’s home country – a Youtube clip of the comments had over two million views and ‘f***ers’ became a no. 1 trending topic on Twitter in South Korea. 

Critics tore into the Korean leader for insulting a key ally – Washington stations 27,000 troops in South Korea to help counter threats from North Korea. 

Park Hong-keun, the leader of the opposition Democratic Party in South Korea, criticized Yoon’s ‘foul language tarnishing the US Congress’ as ‘a major diplomatic mishap.’ 

‘He wasn’t speaking publicly on the stage but in passing, and although I don’t know who recorded it and how, I actually think it should be verified,’ a South Korean official told reporters afterward, according to Yonhap.

Yoon, who took office in May, made the comment after Biden promised the additional funds at the UN General Assembly, seemingly unaware that he was caught on a live microphone

Yoon, who took office in May, made the comment after Biden promised the additional funds at the UN General Assembly, seemingly unaware that he was caught on a live microphone

‘I think it’s highly inappropriate to draw a link between private remarks and diplomatic accomplishments,’ the official added, referring to criticism that Yoon had created a diplomatic disaster. ‘It’s quite regrettable that a diplomatic disaster is being talked about over something like that when he is doing everything to complete a demanding schedule in the national interest of the Republic of Korea.’

Yoon, a political novice, has suffered low approval ratings in his few months in office through a string of missteps. 

In August he raised eyebrows when he failed to meet U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi while she was in South Korea because he was having a ‘staycation.’ Some claimed he was deliberately shunning the speaker due to fear of retaliation from Beijing. 

As part of his fiscal year 2023 budget Biden requested $2 billion for the Global Fund, the first part of a $6 billion three-year pledge he made at the conference. 

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