History was made last night as President Donald Trump became the first U.S. President to meet with a leader from North Korea since 1953. It came after months of what began as a series of threats between the two leaders, and after much verbal escalation, Kim Jong-un realized that Trump wasn’t bluffing.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
In April, there was a notable 180 in Kim’s rhetoric, with sudden calls of denuclearization. Few took them seriously, and despite the continued apparent interest in peace from Kim, it would be extremely wise to take everything from the North Korean regime with a grain of salt. (RELATED: At Historic Moment for Peace, CNN’s Jim Acosta Shouts Something Jaw-Dropping).
That being said, by all accounts, yesterday’s meetings went extremely well. The two appeared relaxed together as they met at the Capella resort in Singapore. During the summit, Trump showed Kim a Hollywood trailer-style video that his administration put together, putting in perspective the crossroads that North Korea is at. They can choose to remain a repressed, desperate country, or finally join the rest of the world. The video gave a glimpse of what a first-world North Korea would look like:
“I think he loved it,” President Trump said of Kim’s reaction to the video in a press conference after the summit. He said the optimistic outcome could “very well be the future.” Kim said through a translator.
Following the summit and a working lunch earlier today, Mr. Trump was seen showing Mr. Kim to his heavily-armored Cadillac, called the Beast. The car weighs eight tons and has doors eight inches thick, the same as a Boeing 747 jet. The car’s tires are also bullet-proof and have reinforced rims in the event that they burst. As a result of its tank-like features, the car only gets about five miles to the gallon.
The car also comes equipped with tear gas cannons, a shotgun, and bottles with the President’s blood type in the event of an emergency.
Needless to say, there’s nothing like it in North Korea!
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