Trump gifted Kim Jong Un an Elton John CD with the song “Rocket Man”
US Secretary of State Pompeo is in the country of ‘Rocket Man’ as described for North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un by Trump in his tweets for further denuclearization talks with Kim Jong Un following his historic summit with President Trump in Singapore. It’s his third trip to meet with Kim.
And this time, he brought Kim a gift personally signed CD by the President of the United States – DONALD J. TRUMP featuring the hit song “Rocket Man,” by Elton John.
South Korean news outlet Chosun Ilbo reported that Trump provided Pompeo with a recording of the soft rock song, released on Elton John’s 1972 album “Honky Château,” to give Kim as a joke.
The joke dates from last September when Trump referred to Kim as “Rocket Man” in one of his tweets.
I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2017
According to NBC News, Pompeo laughed when questioned about the report, giving a vague response that “neither confirmed nor denied” that Trump had ordered him to bring the CD. The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
It’s more than a little odd for Trump to joke with a dictator about his nuclear and missile arsenal — and even more bizarre that Trump has grown so friendly with a brutal leader who deliberately starves his people and executes his family members at will.
Pompeo’s two-day meeting in North Korea also shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially since Kim is allegedly hiding nuclear facilities.
But hey, remember when the two were threatening to bomb the other’s country and comparing each other’s nuclear buttons a mere six months ago? If this is what it takes to avert a full-blown war, then so be it.
Trump’s favourite- Elton John
The president’s affinity for Elton John can be traced to his 2016 campaign days. At his campaign rallies, songs like “Rocket Man” and “Tiny Dancer” were frequently played. After Trump won the 2016 presidential election, then-White House transitional team member Anthony Scaramucci said Elton John himself would perform at the inauguration at the National Mall. But the British singer’s representative swiftly denied those claims.
Source: Vox, Chosun Ilbo Kayra Watson The Kootneeti Indo-Pacific Team
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