The remarks were captured on tape as the South Korean President was leaving a brief meeting with US President Joe Biden.
On Wednesday, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol was caught disparaging American politicians following a brief meeting with US Vice President Joe Biden. During their talk, the presidents talked about things like South Korea’s wish to change US incentives for electric vehicles.
The South Korean leader’s remarks to Foreign Minister Park Jin were widely publicised in South Korean media.
A microphone picked up the words as the two people left a short conversation with Biden.
Bloomberg said that a top official in the South Korean president’s office said Yoon Suk Yeol’s comments were not official and not backed up by evidence.
South Korean opposition members viewed the president’s remarks as detrimental to the country’s image.
South Korean opposition MPs said that Yoon’s unplanned comments hurt the country’s reputation.
Last month, South Korean leader Yoon Suk Yeol got a lot of flak for not meeting with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in person.