Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wore socks with green Army men on them last week during a meeting with senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol and it got the internet buzzing.
Secretary Pompeo then tweeted about them.
Yup, I can confirm I wore these socks because… #MikeLovesVeterans https://t.co/vDQxH3owYj
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 1, 2018
“Yup, I can confirm I wore these socks because… #MikeLovesVeterans,” he wrote on Twitter.
During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, which is scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore.
“Good progress today during our meetings with Kim Yong Chol and his team. #NorthKorea and the world would benefit greatly from the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” Pompeo also wrote on Twitter.
Good progress today during our meetings with Kim Yong Chol and his team. #NorthKorea and the world would benefit greatly from the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. pic.twitter.com/QfeALSsxGA
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 31, 2018
Kim Yong Chol, North Korea’s Vice Chairman of the Central Committee and former military intelligence chief, arrived in New York last Wednesday to discuss the summit.
Following the meeting, Pompeo responded to the Daily Caller, who first reported the story about his socks.
Pompeo’s meeting with Kim Yong Chol is the third this year as the two leaders prepare for the summit on June 12, where North Korean denuclearization will be discussed.
Trump said that denuclearization will likely take more than one meeting with Kim Jong Un.
“I never said it goes in one meeting,” Trump said. “I think it’s going to be a process, but the relationships are building and that’s a very positive thing.”
Following a meeting between Kim Yong Chol and President Trump last week, Trump announced that the summit would, in fact, take place after initially calling it off due to a “trail of broken promises,” one White House official said.