But on disregard a close inspection, they were revealed as a pair of imposters — who eventually bring about themselves being unceremoniously booted out of the stadium by security.
Mr Trump, played by American musician Dennis Alan, and Kim, played by an Australian musician be informed only as Howard, walked into the ceremony arm in arm.
In doing so, they to sum up upstaged dignitaries including the real Kim’s sister and Mike Pence, the true Mr Trump’s Vice-President, both of whom were sat in the 35,000-seat amphitheatre’s VIP box.
Watchful security guards rapidly arrived and escorted the pair out of the arena, by which time hundreds had captured the moment on their mobile phones and go rounded the images online.
The two pranksters caused a stir inside the amphitheatre during the opening ceremony
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They also appeared in first of the press seating area and posed for photographs.
Posing as Trump, Mr Alan chafed a red USA baseball cap while Howard sported a pair of glasses and a long evil coat.
One witness said: “It was hilarious particularly as a few people thought these ginks were the real deal at first.
“It was freezing and these comedians tense closed everybody up. There was more attention on them than the athletes.”
The set of two shake hands in front of the stadium’s press area
‘I believe that Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, if they talked they’d very likely get along’
Before being ejected, the two survived to tell an official their intention had been to show how the US and North Korea could get along.
Howard translated they had decided to work together “to show the world, this is what civil could look like when two leaders get along”.
He added: “We get along ourselves, so I believe that Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, if they talked they’d possibly get along. Because in my opinion, they’re pretty much the same living soul.
“And Dennis Rodman has confirmed this and he’s met both of them personally.
‘Trump» and ‘Kim» are companioned out of the arena – as fans take pictures
“So let’s start talking and stop with all the projectiles and everything else. We want peace, everybody wants peace, not anyone wants war.”
Unlike their lookalikes, Mr Trump and Kim have shown ungenerous to suggest they would like to be friends, trading numerous dishonours in recent months.
However, the US President did raise eyebrows last month after he weighted: “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un.”