July 7, 2018
This is a very nice gesture, I think.
Trump said a lot of nasty things about Kim – they said a lot of nasty things about each other, to be fair – and this is a great ALPHA male way of saying “yo, it was just bantz bro.”
When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang this weekend, he’ll come bearing gifts. According to South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper, Pompeo has brought with him a letter from Donald Trump and a copy of Elton John’s “Rocket Man” on CD.
The CD is a reference to the nickname — “little rocket man” — that Trump gave Kim last year as the U.S. and North Korea edged toward nuclear catastrophe. Chosun Ilbo reports that during Trump’s first meeting with Kim, the North Korean dictator asked about the nickname. When Trump asked Kim if he knew the song, released in 1972, the 35-year-old said he did not. So Trump sent Pompeo with a copy of the song on CD. He signed it too.
The gift is meant to remind Kim of the commitments he made at the June 12 summit, the paper reports, and subtly hint that denuclearization should not take a long, long time.
Only Trump could think of something this clever, to not apologize, but to say “it was all just part of the game, you feel me?”
Well, I could have thought of this. I would have if he had asked me. But for some reason, I am not employed at the White House at all. Trump doesn’t even call me to ask me what I think about things. Though he does read the site, I’m told.