Kim Jong-Un Tried To Avoid Getting Poisoned By Pen In Meeting With Trump

If you live in North Korea, you're probably pretty paranoid. After all, saying anything negative about Kim Jong-un, also known throughout the country as the Supreme Leader, could land you in prison - or worse.

But, it seems, it's not just North Korean citizens that are paranoid - so is the Supreme Leader himself. Want proof? Look no further than his recent meeting with Donald Trump.

Some eagle-eyed people noticed that when the two leaders sat down to sign the agreement, there was a bit of handiwork involving the North Korean leader's pen, which had been provided to him by the USA.

Whether wary of it being poisoned, bugged or just full of germs, Kim Jong-un had an aide repeatedly wipe the pen that had been laid out for him to sign the agreement with with some sort of white cloth.

Then, when Kim and Trump entered the room to do so, Kim's sister, Kim Yo-jong, took a pen from the pocket of her jacket, replacing the one that was in front of her brother with this new one.

It's this pen that Kim used to sign the agreement that proclaimed North Korea's 'commitment 'to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula', all of which begs the question as to why the aide wiped off the previous pen. Presumably you have to stay one step ahead of your enemies.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Speaking to the Daily Mail, John Pike, of GlobalSecurity.com said: "They have a well-founded fear of somebody learning something about his health," said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org.

"The fact that they are so insanely meticulous puts Howard Hughes to shame," he said. He apparently also noted that Kim's weight has fluctuated, and he has also been seen using a cane.

According to Pike, the North Korean's actions make even Donald Trump's eccentricities seem, well, less bizarre.

"The Don claims to have germaphobia but I haven't seen him doing any weird stuff like this," said Pike.

While we may never know the real reasons behind Pengate - as we've just decided to call it - it certainly makes our little insecurities and anxieties pale in comparison. So cheers for that, Kim.

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Mischa Pearlman

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]

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