The South Korean presidency rejects the slander from the US hot mic

South Korean president Yoon Suk-yeol overheard on hot mic apparently insulting US lawmakers . Video of Yoon's remarks went viral in South Korea, with a YouTube video racking up five million views in less than a day .

SEOUL (SEOUL) — South Korea's president has denied insulting the US, claiming to have mistranslated the text, provoking even more domestic outrage on Friday.After a brief meeting with US President Joe Biden at the Global Fund in New York, Yoon Suk-yeol was overheard on a hot mic and seen on camera apparently insulting US lawmakers.How can Biden not lose his damn face if these f*****s do not pass it in Congress?He seemed to be referring to Biden's proposal to increase the US contribution to the Global Fund, which will require congressional approval.

But presidents office spokeswoman Kim Eun-hye said Yoon had no reason to talk about the United States or use the word Biden.Kim said at a press briefing in New York on Thursday that Yoon did not actually say Biden but a similar-sounding Korean word, and that he was referring to South Korean, not US politicians.One ruling-party parliamentarian argued that the television station that broadcast the hot-mic remarks should be prosecuted.MBC should be held responsible for its investigation, according to MP Yoon Sang-hyun's Facebook profile, which has damaged the irreplaceable US-Korea alliance.

One commentator wrote on YouTube that it is utterly humiliating and embarrassing for our children that our presidential office has come up with such a threat.I've seen it ten times now.It's Biden, with another one added.In a radio interview on Friday, Democratic Party MP Chun Jae-soo said Yoon's official denial was as similar to telling South Koreans they were hearing impaired.

Yoon, a retired prosecutor, is struggling with low domestic approval ratings, according to the most recent poll released on Friday, which showed it was at 28 percent.