Sitting next to the president of the United States for lunch could be a bit daunting, to say the least, especially if the meal served happens to be Mexican. How do you eat tacos without being messy? It might be best to just sit there and be polite; at least you can eat later.
Trump and his wife, Melania, stopped over at U.S. base camp Humphreys, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, during the second leg of a five-nation tour of Asia. They were accompanied by the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in.
As the two presidents sat down, one seemingly nervous South Korean soldier was seated between the two world leaders. “Hello everybody; good food,” said Trump as he sat down to a meal of tacos, a burrito, and curly fries.
The South Korean soldier seemed to find it impossible to eat his lunch, as the two leaders conversed backwards and forwards across the soldier.
A South Korean TV station picked up the video of the embarrassed soldier, sending him to internet stardom, albeit anonymously as he has not been named.
Being the “meat in the sandwich” could be daunting for anyone, but is sure to be future fodder at dinner parties for the unnamed soldier. Taco Tuesday now has new meaning for him.
On the other side of Trump, Sgt. Jerrell Knight of Atlanta, was allocated a seat, and he seemed more at ease. “I’m very excited and nervous,” he said, according to Stars and Stripes. “I get to meet my commander in chief, my boss. It’s pretty overwhelming to be right next to the president.”