Published Jul 06, 2018Despite being in the midst of starting a trade war with Canada, U.S. President Donald Trump still has time to continue cozying up to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Following a summit in Singapore between the notorious leaders last month, Trump is to deliver an unusual gift to Kim Jong Un — a copy of Elton John's "Rocket Man."
Trump has famously referred to Kim Jong Un as "Little Rocket Man" over the past year — an insult to the leader during North Korea's ramped-up ballistic missile testing last year.
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
As Korea's Chosun Ilbo reports, Trump brought up his "Rocket Man" nickname in Singapore, asking Kim Jong Un if he'd ever heard the John song of the same name. He said he hadn't.
As such, Trump has sent him a CD featuring the classic tune, which U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver to Kim Jong Un during his visit to Pyongyang. He arrived in North Korea earlier this morning.
UPDATE (7/10, 2 p.m. EDT): For better or worse, Kim Jong Un was not gifted the CD containing Elton John's "Rocket Man" after all. Trump told reporters today that "They didn't give it. I have it for him. They didn't give it." However, Trump said he plans for the CD "to be given at a different period."
We can't wait for Kim Jong Un to return the favour by recording his own original track called "Dotard."