‘I’ll wear it in Congress’ Trump vows sensational return as he gets taekwondo black belt

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The World Taekwondo Headquarters, or Kukkiwon, has awarded the former US President a 9th Dan Black belt. The level is the highest that is attainable by a practitioner of this martial art. World Taekwondo Federation president Lee Dong-seop visited Mr Trump at his home in Mar-a-lago in Palm Beach, Florida this weekend to give him his black belt.

Mr Lee said: “I heard that Donald Trump is highly interested in taekwondo.”

Mr Trump responded and said: “It is my pleasure and honour to receive this honorary certificate.

“Taekwondo is a great martial art for protecting oneself in these times.”

As the news broke people were quick to mock Trump over the incident.

One person, john Lee, said: “Trump received an honorary black belt from the World Taekwondo Headquarters president at Mar-a-Lago last Friday.

“Hey, Siri. How do you turn your national martial art into a joke meme overnight?”

Mr Trump is not the only world leader who has attained 9th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo.

In 2013 Vladimir Putin was also presented with a black belt and made a grandmaster of Taekwondo during an official visit to South Korea.

Another Twitter user said: “What a joke, it’s not like he has done anything to promote martial arts or fitness in general. Just another person sucking up to Trump’s vanity.”

The news comes after Mr Trump congratulated Kyle Rittenhouse after the teenager was found not guilty of murder.

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Mr Rittenhouse had fatally shot two men during a racial justice protest and wounded another.

In an emailed statement Mr Trump wrote: “Congratulations to Kyle Rittenhouse for being found INNOCENT of all charges.

“It’s called being found NOT GUILTY.

“And by the way, if that’s not self-defense, nothing is!”

“This trial was nothing more than a WITCH HUNT from the Radical Left.

“They want to PUNISH law-abiding citizens, including a CHILD, like Kyle Rittenhouse, for doing nothing more than following the LAW.”

In a Wisconsin court on Friday jurors found Mr Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges.

The charges levelled against him were two counts of homicide and one count of attempted homicide for wounding a third man.

He was also charged with two counts of recklessly endangering safety in protests marred by arson, rioting and looting.

The protests in question happened on August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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