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Trump Was Just Awarded an ‘Honorary 9th Degree Black Belt’ in Taekwondo and People Have Questions
We have seen Trump painted as Rambo, more than once, actually.
We have seen Trump painted as Rocky, more than once, actually.
We have never seen Trump painted, pictured, or portrayed as Bruce Lee. Of course, that would have made Trump a Chinese American and we’re not sure how far they’re willing to go with that.
But they don’t need to portray Trump as Bruce Lee if Trump has his own 9th-degree black belt in Taekwondo. The thing is, unlike some “honorary” things, the whole point of earning belts in these martial arts is to…
Well, and that is what brings us to the irony in all this.
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Whether it is Rambo, Rocky, or Bruce Lee, we cannot imagine anyone less likely to actually “fight” like a “man” (so to speak, just go with it for now, right?). Trump is actually infamous for running from the site of “bl00d” (remember, the man who hit his head on the marble floor at Mar-a-Lago?), the guy who called troops “suckers and losers,” had a bone spur when time to become a real warrior, and the guy who is into “fake” wrestling far more so than anything “real” with respect to vi0lence in this world.
This leaves us laughing our collective asses off about this:
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) November 22, 2021
Yes, “What?” is exactly what we said. But the net had some better retorts.
That is an embarrassment to Taekwondo black belts. My son had to work very hard to get his black belt (no junk food, act politely and kindly at home, etc). Trump would NEVER have the discipline to achieve this honor!
— Po (@pogoge) November 22, 2021
Does he know wtf you have to do to get a goddamn 9th degree black belt?
I was told Everything after 4th degree you had to test for in Korea and the 9th degree test is given in Korean with no translators. This is an affront to the lifetime of discipline & focus that’s required.
— the weaknd (@TeeToeJackson) November 22, 2021
So he got the equivalent of the 'participation award' without having to participate?
— DrDee (@_DrDee_) November 22, 2021
Glad the honorary belts come in extra large
— Meidas Rick🏳️🌈 (@RandallUhrig) November 22, 2021
A blackbelt for what? He can't even see his feet.
— David Keyes (@Cinema2000David) November 22, 2021
I'd like to see him test that against an actual Black Belt.
— ViperTwoSix (@vipertwosix) November 22, 2021
translation was wrong
Truth: trump given 9X sized black belt
— Just Dave ⛏✭ (@El_Daverino) November 22, 2021
He'd lose in a fight against a Big Mac
— Ryan (@bleedsunshine) November 22, 2021