The Summit Over, Trump Made a 'Classic Alpha Male Move'

President gives Kim a peek into his limo; Trump also talked hotels on North Korea's beaches
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2018 9:15 AM CDT
"The Beast," seen arriving in Singapore on Monday.   (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
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(Newser) – You can temporarily take Donald Trump out of real estate, but you can't take the real estate out of Donald Trump. That much was clear at a Singapore press conference Tuesday, which took place after the president's meeting with Kim Jong Un and in which he touched upon the potential of North Korea's coastline. "They have great beaches," Trump noted, per the Washington Examiner. "You see that whenever they're exploding their cannons into the ocean." And that spectacular view got him to thinking: "Wouldn't that make a great condo? Instead of doing that you could have the best hotels in the world right there. Think of it from a real estate perspective, you have South Korea, you have China, and they own the land in the middle, how bad is that, right? It's great."

The AP also reports on another post-summit activity, which it deems a "classic alpha male move": Trump showing off "The Beast," the presidential limousine, to the North Korean leader. CNN shows a video clip of the two men approaching the limo, a Secret Service agent opening the door, and Kim peering in to take a look. "We know that these men were trying to find ways to bond, in just like a personal, human way, and what's more natural for guys [than] to want to check out one another's car," Chris Cuomo notes. (Here are seven complimentary things Trump said about Kim after the summit.)

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