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John Kelly Reacts To Trump's U.N. Speech (Photos)

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Photos of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's reaction to President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations have gone viral.

Kelly appeared to be in distress as Trump addressed the 193-nation body at the United Nations on Sept. 19. The president blasted "loser terrorists," the "corrupt" government in Venezuela, "murderous" regimes in Iran and referred to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as "Rocket Man," the Daily Mail reported.

During Trump's speech, Kelly was photographed with his face to his palm and his head down.

"John Kelly apparently went through some sort of existential crisis during Trump's UN speech," tweeted Kyle Feldscher, an editor for the Washington Examiner.

While there is no confirmation as to how Kelly really felt about Trump's speech, several social media users took to Twitter to take their guesses.

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Several users posted memes, some of which likened Kelly's face palm to the internet-famous Star Trek face palm.

During his speech at the U.N. Trump blasted North Korea once again.

"No one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the well-being of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea," Trump said, according to a transcript by Heavy. "It is responsible for the starvation deaths of millions of North Koreans, and for the imprisonment, torture, killing, and oppression of countless more."

The president then brought up Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and then returned to the United States only to die a few days after, and other controversies in the country involving the assassination of Kim's brother and a teenage Japanese girl who was kidnapped for the purposes of espionage.

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"If this is not twisted enough, now North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life," Trump continued. "It is an outrage that some nations would not only trade with such a regime, but would arm, supply, and financially support a country that imperils the world with nuclear conflict. No nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles."

"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea," Trump added. "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about; that’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do."

Sources: Daily Mail, Kyle Feldscher/Twitter, Heavy / Featured Image: Office of the President-elect/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Twitter via Daily MailKyle Feldscher/Twitter

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