Kim Eun-hye “President Yoon’s remarks are directed to our National Assembly, not the US Congress”

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 Kim Eun-hye, senior public relations chief at the presidential office, gives a briefing on current issues at the Press Center at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York on the 22nd (local time).

Kim Eun-hye, senior public relations chief at the presidential office, gives a briefing on current issues at the Press Center at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York on the 22nd (local time).
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On the 22nd (local time below), the presidential office explained that it was about the ‘our National Assembly’, not the ‘US Congress’, in relation to the controversy over the abusive remarks of President Yoon Seok-yeol, who was visiting the United States on the 22nd (local time below). He also revealed that the word “Biden” that appears during President Yoon’s remarks is also “if blown away” is correct.

President Yoon’s problematic remarks were caught in the media as President Yoon and Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin left the event after attending the ‘Global Fund 7th Financial Commitment Meeting’ held in New York the day before (21st). At this time, President Yoon is known to have said, “If the National Assembly (US National Assembly) doesn’t approve of these guys, then Biden will be offended, so what should I do?” Therefore, a controversy has arisen over the use of profane language towards the US Congress and the summit. Moreover, at this meeting, President Yoon had a ’48 second chat’ with US President Joe Biden.

Regarding this, Kim Eun-hye, senior public relations chief in the presidential office, said, “Please listen again now,” and “If the National Assembly does not approve it, it is said to ‘fly’,” President Yoon said at a briefing at a press center in New York around 9:45 a.m. on the same day. corrected the

He continued, “There is no way the United States can be talked about here, and there is even less reason to use the word ‘Biden’.” There is not,” he claimed.

Kim also said at the Global Fund event that day, “President Yoon announced the government’s keynote to fulfill the responsibility of the international community for freedom and solidarity. “I conveyed to Foreign Minister Park Jin the concern that the country may not stand up if it is defeated and refuses to fulfill its minimum responsibility to the international community,” he said. Then, he explained the situation at the time, “Minister Park replied that he would persuade the opposition party well to pass the budget.”

In the end, according to Kim’s explanation, President Yoon’s remarks at the time were, “If these XXs don’t approve and blow them up in the National Assembly (Korea), what should I do because I’m embarrassed?”

“South Korea has become a country that ridicules its 70-year-old allies due to twists and turns”

 

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President Yoon Seok-yeol and US President Joe Biden are having a conversation after the 7th Global Fund Financial Commitment Meeting held at a building in New York on the 21st (local time).

President Yoon Seok-yeol and US President Joe Biden are having a conversation after the 7th Global Fund Financial Commitment Meeting held at a building in New York on the 21st (local time).
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In particular, Chief Kim said, “As a result, yesterday, the Republic of Korea fell into a country that made fun of its allies that it has been with for nearly 70 years. Before the challenge, I broke my ankle with stitching and distortion.”

He added, “I accept criticism of the president and state affairs at any time,” he said.

In addition, Chief Kim concluded, “I want to ask you a question. What is a state to us?” and concluded, “You cannot sacrifice the national interest for the benefit of a faction. The people will know better than anyone.”

Prior to such an explanation, Chief Kim said, “The Global Fund Financial Commitment Meeting held yesterday (21st) was a place where the US, EU, Germany, Canada, Japan, France, Korea, etc. announced their financial contributions to combat diseases in underdeveloped countries.” He explained the situation in detail.

According to Kim, President Yoon gave a brief speech at the meeting, promising “Korea will provide 100 million dollars reflected in the budget.” In the order of contribution pledged by countries attending the conference, ▲ France $ 300 million ▲ Japan $ 1.08 billion ▲ Canada $ 1.3 billion ▲ Germany € 1.3 billion ($ 2 billion) ▲ EU $ 4.2 billion ▲ U.S. $ 6 billion that promised. It is said that the presidents, prime ministers, and European Commission Presidents of each country gave speeches afterward.

The problematic remarks are directed to ‘Our National Assembly’… “There is no reason to say that it is Biden”

 

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Democratic Party lawmaker Kim Won displays a screen related to President Yoon Seok-yeol's 'controversy over profanity' on an electronic board during a plenary session on education, society, and culture held at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul on the 22nd.

▲ President Yoon’s “profanity” screen appeared in the government question Democratic Party lawmaker Kim Won displays a screen related to President Yoon Seok-yeol’s “controversy over profanity” on an electronic board during a plenary session on education, society, and culture held at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul on the 22nd.
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Meanwhile, Kim Eun-hye, senior public relations chief, answered “yes” to the question ‘Does this mean that the remarks were directed to the National Assembly?’ Then, to the additional question, “The XX in the front are right, and the ‘Biden’ in the back is not”, Kim reaffirmed the answer, “Yes.”

“There is no reason to say that[President Yoon]is Biden,” Kim said. So there is no reason to call it ‘Biden’ or America, either logically or in the circumstances at the time.”

Then the reporters asked, ‘Did you ask the president directly?’ Then, he emphasized, “As for this situation, what we say after taking a long time is that we can tell you this much after undergoing sufficient review work.”

In addition, Kim said, “Even if it wasn’t President Biden, shouldn’t we have a position on what he said to the National Assembly about this XX?” “I am aware of this,” he said, “I am giving this briefing today because I thought that we were confident enough to tell reporters about this issue after reviewing it several times yesterday.”

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