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Vietnam expels Kim Jong Un lookalike: report

HANOI (Kyodo) -- An Australian comedian who impersonates North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday authorities were deporting him from Vietnam, some 24 hours before the real Kim was due to arrive for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Reuters news agency reported.

The Kim lookalike, who goes by the name Howard X, popped up in Vietnam's capital of Hanoi on Friday along with his partner who impersonates Trump, drawing crowds and media.

The two real leaders are due to meet in Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday for their second nuclear summit.

"North Koreans have no sense of humor," the impersonator was quoted as telling reporters before heading to Hanoi's airport to leave the country.

"Satire is a powerful weapon against any dictatorship."

The impersonator visited Singapore in June, when Trump and Kim held their first summit, and performed satirical stunts. He said he was briefly detained by authorities there.

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