America’s top diplomat, Mike Pompeo, held historic meetings with North Korean diplomats in New York this week. And he wore green Army men socks while doing it.
Pompeo met top North Korean officials in the city Thursday to lay the groundwork for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, scheduled to take place in Singapore on June 12th. At the table was North Korea’s former military intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol and his team. Pompeo tweeted the photo with the caption, “Good progress today during our meetings with Kim Yong Chol and his team. #NorthKorea and the world would benefit greatly from the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 31, 2018
Closer inspection of the photo reveals that that socks worn at the meeting are patterned with green Army men.
A quick search on Amazon retrieves almost identical socks to the ones the secretary of state wore — black with green Army men holding pistols, rifles and bazookas. They are called “Socksmith Men’s Army Men” and cost an even $10.00.
U.S. Army soldiers have been stationed in South Korean since the conclusion of the Korean War that divided the countries. Was the fashion choice from Pompeo deliberate? Was he sending a message?
We reached out to the State Department to ask.
The North Korean officials delivered a personal letter from Kim to the White House Friday.