The Hill reports:
Former President Trump received an honorary ninth dan belt certificate in taekwondo from the sport’s main governing body in Florida over the weekend.
Issued by Kukkiwon president Lee Dong-sup, Trump received the honorary belt at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. Kukkiwon posted the exchange to its Facebook page, where Trump can be seen wearing a traditional taekwondo uniform, outfitted with a black dan belt.
In taekwondo, the ninth dan belt is the highest level a person can achieve. In the exchange between Trump and Dong-sup at the former president’s Florida resort, a framed photo can be seen of Trump shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The New York Post reports:
The former president reportedly said that he will wear the taekwondo outfit to Congress if he is elected president again and invited the Kukkiwon demonstration team to the United States to perform.
Trump is not the first prominent world leader to receive a ninth-degree black belt. Russian President Vladimir Putin was awarded the honor during a visit to Seoul in 2013. Like Trump, Putin never practiced taekwondo. However, the Russian leader does have a black belt in judo.
Trump receives honorary ninth-degree black belt in taekwondo https://t.co/eWeoH2zMze pic.twitter.com/ekqzceMMPF
— New York Post (@nypost) November 22, 2021