Former US President Donald Trump was awarded the black belt in Taekwondo and is now a master of martial arts – at least on paper. More precisely, Trump has never practiced the sport, the award is an honorary title that the World Taekwondo Headquarters bestowed on the American.
According to “Sky News” Trump was awarded the certificate for the ninth and thus highest rank of martial arts by the President of the Kukkiwon Association, Lee Dong-sup. This honorary title was also awarded to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in 2013.
Formally, Trump is even above the US martial artist and film star Chuck Norris – who ranks eighth in Taekwondo.
“I am honored to receive the Ehrendan certificate, and I consider Taekwondo to be a great martial art for self-defense. I would like to see the Kukkiwon Taekwondo Team demonstration, ”the former US President wrote on Facebook.
At the handover, Donald Trump told the South Korean media that he would wear the taekwondo suit in the US Congress should he be re-elected president.
Donald Trump received a lot of ridicule on social media for his honorary title of Taekwondo Master. There are comments on Twitter like “This is a joke, isn’t it? Is it April 1st today? ”Or“ This is the same guy who holds his glass with both hands and now he wants to brag about being ‘the best in martial arts’ ”reading.