Pyongyang, North Korea — In what many are calling a confused and embarrassing gesture of goodwill, the North Korean government unveiled a bronze statue of President Trump. The work of “art,” which Pyongyang is simply calling Peace, was designed by Russian performance artist Kommunisticheskiy Molodyozhi and dedicated over the past weekend by none other than Supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
“Kim Jong Un, the chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, made a strategic decision to put an end to the unpleasant steps for peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the world,” said Kim Kye Gwan, the first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK.
In March of this year, President Trump tweeted that he planned on lifting ‘not necessary’ North Korean sanctions. This prompted the DPRK propaganda machine to shift into high gear. Although United States intelligence services warned the White House that Pyongyang was seeking to “flatter the President by consulting with Russia,” the warning fell on deaf ears.
An Impressed President Trump
“In response to the noble intention of Chairman Kim Jong Un, President Trump stated his position for terminating the historically deep-rooted hostility and improving the relations between DPRK and the U.S. And with that, we dedicate ‘Peace’ as a token of our gratitude from one great leader to another.”
Many US government officials expressed alarm over the apparent attempts to appeal to President Trump’s ego. Art critics panned the effort, saying it embarrassed the United States is an obvious “amateur job” designed to “humiliate” Trump.
“I mean, look at it,” said San Francisco-based designer Damon Hafewitch. “It’s half the size of the other statues. And it looks terrible. It’s certainly a message that Trump has been had.”
According to the White House, the President’s wishes with the statue were a tad taller and less “plump.”