Trump 'Felt Foolish' Engaging in Rhetoric With NKorea

Now we get the views from two people to whom we have turned many times throughout the a year ago, first on threats between the USA and North Korea and now negotiations. It played like a trailer for a B-grade Hollywood flick, but the plot is very much playing out in real life.

"A new world can begin today, one of friendship, respect and goodwill".

The context is this.

"His country has to be de-nuked and he understood that, he fully understood that, he didn't fight it", Trump said.

The video was also broadcast during a press conference, and Trump bragged to reporters that he thinks Kim loved it. "I would like to get them home. I showed it to you because that is the future". I mean, that could very well be the future.

"If [North Korea] said something very bad, very threatening, and frightful, just don't answer", Trump said, describing the approach of past administrations. That's North Korean and Chinese talking points.


The New York Daily News reports that Kim Jong-un seemed to like the video, stating that it seemed like a "science fiction movie".

For dessert, Trump and Kim and their delegations would have a choice of dark chocolate tartlet ganache, Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream with cherry coulis and tropezienne, a cream-filled pastry.

Trump argued that if Russian President Vladimir Putin were present at the meetings, they could use the opportunity to discuss the situations in Syria and Ukraine.

"We had no involvement in the video", Destiny Pictures founder Mark Castaldo confirmed to TPM.

Perhaps the usage of the word "destiny" is intentional.

"The video was created by the National Security Council to help the president demonstrate the benefits of complete denuclearization, and a vision of a peaceful and prosperous Korean peninsula", NSC spokesman Garrett Marquis said in a statement. To reach a deal, it is the North Korean dictator - ironically, perhaps - who will have to be flexible.

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