White House Made Fake Movie Trailer for Kim Jong Un

President Trump showed it to North Korean leader at start of historic sit-down
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2018 12:48 PM CDT
Updated Jun 12, 2018 2:09 PM CDT

(Newser) – Another headline-grabbing nugget from the Trump-Kim summit: The White House made a fake movie trailer that President Trump showed Kim Jong Un at the start of the leaders' historic meeting in Singapore. The four-plus-minute video, which even features the overlay "Destiny Pictures presents" despite the fact that there is not any actual film coming out, envisions a world in which Trump and Kim have come together to create peace. Details on that and more:

  • Watch the trailer: Gizmodo has the full transcript of the fake trailer, which features sweeping language like, "Two men, two leaders, one destiny. A story about a special moment in time, when a man is presented with one chance which may never be repeated. What will he choose? To show vision and leadership? Or not?" Watch the English version, Korean version, or even a version shot from the back of the press conference room where it was shown to reporters.
  • Surprise for South: Trump's announcement that the US would stop conducting military drills with South Korea appears to have been a surprise to, well, South Korea, reports the AP. "At this current point, there is a need to discern the exact meaning and intent of President Trump's comments," is how Seoul's Defense Ministry put it. Yonhap News similarly reports that defense officials are awaiting "updated guidance" from the US.

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