The look on his face perhaps said it all: Kim Jong-un appeared bemused, aghast and utterly galled by Donald Trump’s call for photographers to make both men look “nice, handsome and thin” prior to their working lunch in Singapore.

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Footage from the event shows US president and the North Korean leader preparing to take their seats on opposite sides of a dining room table at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa. A buoyant Trump then addresses the photographers, saying: “Getting a good picture everybody – so we all look nice, handsome and thin and perfect.”

The camera then pans to the rotund Kim who seemed startled and a little embarrassed as his translator repeats Trump’s comments back to him. Journalists in attendance reported that the North Korean leader appeared “stunned” by the remarks – although he reportedly smiled after sitting down.

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Twitter leapt on the gaffe, ridiculing Trump for the diplomatic faux pas and pointing out that he is not exactly a svelte man himself.

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This is not the first time Trump has made references to Kim’s weight. In November, the president taunted the leader of the rogue state in a tweet by saying he would “never call him short and fat.”

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