U.S. President Donald Trump Received A Rather Large Letter From Kim Jong-Un

The president said it was a 'very nice letter', later conceding he hadn’t opened it.

What you need to know
  • President Trump hosted a senior North Korean envoy at the White House, who delivered the letter from Kim
  • The contents of the envelope had everyone guessing on Twitter
  • Trump later declared his on-again-off-again summit with the North Korean leader will go ahead on June 12

An oversized envelope containing a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to U.S. President Donald Trump has been the source of much speculation on social media.

The president on Friday hosted Kim Yong Chol at the White House where the  senior North Korean envoy, and one of Kim Jong-Un’s closest aides, hand-delivered the letter. 

The pair was photographed inside the Oval Office, with a grinning President Trump holding up the white envelope. 

But just what were the contents? It turns out even Trump didn't know!

But many Twitter users were quick to take a guess. 

Some users pointed out holding an envelope of such size could make one's hands appear small.

Trump later declared his on-and-off again summit with the North Korean leader would go ahead on June 12. 

When asked about the letter, the president told reporters it was a “very nice” and “interesting” letter from the North Korean leader.

“Oh, would you like to see what was in that letter?” he joked, outside the White House.

“At some point, you’ll be able to see it … and maybe fairly soon?”

President Trump with Kim Yong Chol. Source: EPA via AAP

Only minutes later did Trump concede he hadn’t in fact opened the letter.

“I haven’t seen the letter yet,” he said, in response to another question.

“I purposely didn’t open the letter. I haven’t opened it yet. I didn’t open it in front of the director. I said, ‘Would you want me to open it?’ He said, ‘You can read it later.’”

According to AP, analysts attribute the gesture of sending the letter itself is part of the North Korean leader’s meticulous steps as a legitimate international statesman “who is reasonable and capable of negotiation solutions and making deals”.  

Main image of Donald Trump and Kim Yong Choi photographed inside the Oval Office holding a letter from Kim Jong Un. Source: White House / Shealah Craighead