Kim Jong Un impersonator deported ahead of Trump meeting in Vietnam

Ahead of a summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, Vietnam has deported a man who impersonates the North Korean leader. 

Howard X, a Hong Kong resident who is a Kim Jong Un lookalike, and Trump impersonator Russell White were detained by authorities during a TV interview last week after staging a fake summit, the BBC reports. 

“Both Russell and I are annoyed at being monitored 24/7, but at the same time honored that the government felt that we as impersonators were considered important enough for them to spend their resources keeping tabs on us,” Howard X said on Facebook. 

Monday, Vietnamese officials sent Howard X out of the country because he said his visa was invalid. White was permitted to stay, but was asked to stop impersonating Trump in public, Agence France-Presse reports. 

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The real Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet Feb. 27 and 28 in Vietnam to flesh out details of a history-making denuclearization agreement. 

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