Secretary Pompeo Took A Gift Along To Kim Jong Un Meeting — And It’s Pure Donald Trump

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left on Thursday for continued denuclearization talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, he carried with him two gifts from President Donald Trump. Along with a letter from Trump, Pompeo planned to hand deliver a CD copy of Elton John’s “Rocket Man.”

The gift was not only a reference to the nickname given to Kim by President Trump last year — when the two were engaged in a tit-for-tat that included a number of traded barbs, insults and shows of force — but also to their recent June summit, when Trump learned that Kim had never heard the song.

Pompeo is scheduled to arrive in Pyongyang on Friday, and will spend two days in North Korea. In addition to talks regarding denuclearization, He will continue to negotiate the return of the bodies of American soldiers who were killed or imprisoned during the Korean War (1950-1953).