Original title: Biden is surrounded by “Chinese bodyguards”? Identity disclosure
At Biden’s inauguration, an Asian man beside him attracted netizens’ attention. According to U.S. media reports, the Asian man is an agent of the U.S. secret service in charge of coordinating the president’s security. However, many South Korean Netizens found a “bright spot” in the news.
Photo source: NBC News
According to the information, the agent, named David CHO, is a Korean American. During the term of former president trump, he also held the same position. He participated in the security work of Trump’s two meetings with Kim Jong Un, and was awarded a special medal by the US Department of Homeland Security in 2019 for his outstanding achievements.
Although it was previously reported that Biden was considering replacing some secret service members who had followed trump, David Zhao, known as the “No. 2” in Trump’s security team, was retained as a security guard for the two presidents in a row.
The picture was captured from CNN video
Many South Korean Netizens found a “bright spot” in this South Korean American agent. In Korean, the surname of David Zhao is very similar to the pronunciation of Biden’s first name “Joe”. Many Korean people laugh and say, “David Zhao, Joe Biden, both inside and outside the White House have become the territory of their old Joe family!”
“Bodyguards still have to use their own talents to rest assured!” Another Korean online poll said.
Maybe it’s because the netizens in the United States and South Korea are very interested in this passage. In the relevant reports of NBC news in the United States, the author also interviewed relevant experts to popularize the source of Korean surnames for readers.
South Korean netizens related to the paragraph, source: Twitter
In addition to South Korean netizens’ “playing tricks”, another major rumor about David Zhao is that some conspiracy theories regard him as “Biden’s Chinese bodyguard” to hype the rumor that Biden colludes with China.
With the disclosure of the identity of David Zhao, this rumor gradually disappeared.