FACT CHECK: Kim Jong Un And Vladimir Putin Video Edited To Show The Two Refusing To Drink From Glasses After Toasting
A video shared on social media apparently shows Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean President Kim Jong Un were unwilling to drink from their glasses after toasting.
When Vladimir Putin and Kim jong UN met and none of them was willing to drink first 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/jS1ppQnshG
— phin@1002 (@gen_phin) January 3, 2024
The video is edited.
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A post shared on Twitter purports Vladimir Putin and North Korean President Kim Jong Un did not drink from their glasses after toasting. The video shows the two leaders tapping each other’s glasses and then holding the glasses by their chests instead of sipping.
The caption reads, “When Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong UN met and none of them was willing to drink first.”
The claim is inaccurate. The video has been edited to remove the moment that they drink. The full video shows that they did drink. The video shows the two toasted each other and then the other people at the table and then were clearly seen drinking.
Kim and Putin met in 2019 to work to resolve contention with the United States, The New York Times reported. Kim was seeking guarantees from other nations before considering abandoning their nuclear weapons. (Did Pope Francis Say That Jesus Was Born During A Census Taken By King David?)
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