If you thought President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel his planned summit with Kim Jong Un would go unnoticed by the Internet, you were sadly mistaken.
Once Twitter saw the letter Trump sent the North Korean dictator, people immediately began mercilessly mocking what they saw as a blatant effort to save face in the face of failure.
Some people had questions:
How's that Nobel Prize working out for ya? https://t.co/56iLlLaeiu— (((Charles Young))) (@CharlieYoungEsq) May 24, 2018
Some pointed out the similarities between the two leaders:
CNN reporting Trump is pulling out of the North Korean summit because Kim isn't committed to denuclearization.— Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) May 24, 2018
"Sadly based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate"
Pot meet kettle pic.twitter.com/2rQUzCuuQx
Others pointed out that Trump’s angry letter pulling out of the meeting was written after the Korean leader threatened to cancel.
You weren’t “Forced” 🤣 You’re The President of The U.S.— Lucillia Marcely (@LucilliaMarcely) May 24, 2018
You knew Kim wasn’t gonna denuclearize so you canceled the summit because of your EGO. You wanted to blame NK for not having the summit.
All those dumb coins set up by The White House Communications Agency. FOR WHAT? 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/fYHsBaVRvR
Some people offered their own theories for why Trump ditched the meeting.
I heard the real reason Trump canceled summit is that Kim Jong Un's head is taller than his on commemorative coin. pic.twitter.com/qLBwHSIqzk— Adam Hohenberg (@adamhohenberg) May 24, 2018
Donald cancelled the summit with North Korea?— m i t h (@ManInTheHoody) May 24, 2018
I guess the check Kim Jong Un gave Michael Cohen must have bounced.
More than a few people noticed that the tone of Trump’s letter seemed less like a political statement than like a note between two people in an unstable romance:
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are the Ross and Rachel of our time— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) May 24, 2018
"No, I'm breaking up with YOU!"— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) May 24, 2018
"You can't fire me -- I quit!"
A few observed that this means Trump’s chances of a Nobel Peace Prize were probably kaput:
Others smelled opportunity:
"And if you call in the next 5 minutes, for every purchase of the Trump-Kim commemorative coin, you, will get another 99 free" pic.twitter.com/650T78VbMt— zerohedge (@zerohedge) May 24, 2018
And some just had to gloat:
“Guess who still has a Nobel Prize bitc-” pic.twitter.com/dcXOowavww— Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) May 24, 2018
Finally, one man had words of advice ― not for Trump, but for journalists covering him.
If you wrote one of the Trump Could Win the Peace Prize takes, or a horse-race analysis of how the Korea summit shores up Trump's job approval, why don't you just step away from your keyboard for a while and think about your life and why you did such a thing— Tom Scocca (@tomscocca) May 24, 2018
Video: Trump cancels June Singapore Summit With North Korea
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.