July 14, 2020

Trump’s “movie trailer” pitch to Kim Jong Un sees return of military threat
North Koreans offered economic prosperity in Trumpian fashion, but message may have been lost on Kim

When the White House began streaming a slightly off-centered shot of a video screen at President Trump’s first post-summit press conference in Singapore Tuesday, audiences around the world may have been confused at first by what they saw.

The video was of an apparent movie trailer, narrated in Korean, featuring images of President Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, North Korean propaganda clips, and various stock footage time-lapses of clouds, the earth, futuristic VR technology, and Machu Picchu, among other world landmarks.