United States President Donald Trump sent a CD of Elton John's "Rocket Man" to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper, quoting unidentified diplomatic sources in Washington, reported on Friday that Donald Trump, 72, sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — who is heading to Pyongyang this weekend to discuss denuclearisation with the North Korean leader — the signed “Rocket Man” CD and a personalized letter.
The gift is reportedly meant to remind Kim of commitments he made to Trump when the two came face-to-face last month for the summit, the paper reports.
According to NBC News, Pompeo laughed when questioned about the report, giving a vague response that “neither confirmed nor denied” that Trump had ordered him to bring the CD.
I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2017
The two leader are on good terms following their historic summit last month in Singapore. During their meet, Trump had asked Kim whether he was aware of Elton John's classic. US President asked Kim if he knew the song to which Kim replied with a no. Trump even humorously addressed Kim by calling him "Little Rocket Man".
In the June 12 meeting, Kim agreed to denuclearise the Korean peninsula, in exchange for a security guarantee from the US.
(With ANI inputs)