[WORD_ON_THE_WEB] 'The DP’s double standards are outrageous'President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol is getting backfire for his controversial decision to travel to the Gyeonggi region.
Yoon visited Ilsan, Anyang, Suwon, and Yongin, his reasons being to take care of the local people and express gratitude for the election.
Yoon was accompanied by Kim Eun-hye, a PPP candidate running for Gyeonggi Governor, to review pending issues on reorganization and reconstruction of the first new town.
Critics point out that with June’s local elections less than a month away, it was wrong for Kim to accompany Yoon which could have an impact on voting.
The ruling party has been sharply criticizing Yoon’s actions and has upped the ante this time regarding his trip to Gyeonggi.
This is because the Gyeonggi district is a core region for the elections.
Kim Dong-yeon, DP’s Gyeonggi governor nominee, commented that Yoon’s decision to visit parts of Gyeonggi with Kim was “obviously going to interfere with the election.”
Chang Je-won, President-elect Yoon’s chief of staff, replied that “Yoon is not interfering with the election just by visiting locals to investigate their lives and give his thanks."
“Think back to how president Moon acted in the last local election,” he added.
“It makes no sense for Yoon to accompany a local candidate.”
“That’s crossing the line. It’s not like Yoon just casually visited Seongnam. Kim joining him just screams ulterior motives.”
“I remember Moon going to Gadeok Island... The DP’s double standards are outrageous.”
“So, Moon didn’t interfere with the election no matter how much he went around the country during the presidential election, it was just him doing his best until his term ended. But when Yoon visits local districts to investigate, it’s wrong? The DP remains unbelievably biased to the end.”