The US President and the North Korean leader have been on better terms in recent months, with the two even convening for a face-to-face summit in Singapore last month. It was the first-ever meeting between sitting leaders of the two feuding countries.
Trump has continued his charm offensive with Kim by gifting him a copy of the single ‘Rocket Man’, which was released in April 1972. The significance of the gift dates back to last summer when Trump and the North Korean administration engaged in a war of words, with the President labelling Kim “little rocket man” in reference to the country’s worrying nuclear ambitions.
According to the South Korean outlet Chosun Illbo, ‘Rocket Man’ was a topic of discussion during Trump’s lunch with Kim last month – with the North Korean leader telling Trump that he didn’t know the song.
The existence of the gift came to light as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the North Korean capital Pyongyang yesterday (July 5) for more talks. Pompeo was apparently instructed by Trump to take a CD copy of ‘Rocket Man’ with him to North Korea as a gift for Kim – with Trump even reportedly writing a message inside the CD case for Kim.
Earlier this week, actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen teased his next project – which appears to centre around Trump and his Trump University brand.