President Trump showed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a video resembling a movie trailer in preparation for their meeting.
He played the video for the press after the historic meeting in Singapore, where President Trump agreed to stop joint military drills with South Korea and Kim Jong-un agreed to denuclearize.
The video was played for reporters first in Korean, then in English, Time reported. The video appears to be giving Kim Jong Un a choice on whether to continue the status quo between North Korea’s closed off existence and distant relations with other countries or to join the wave of prosperity the world outside of North Korea is experiencing.
“A new world can begin today, one of friendship, respect, and goodwill. Be part of that world, where the doors of opportunity are ready to be opened. Investment from around the world, where you can have medical breakthroughs, an abundance of resources, innovative technology, and new discoveries,” says a narrator in the video.
The video shows footage of Trump, Kim, North Koreans, Americans, and shows Kim crossing into South Korea for his historic meeting with President Moon Jae-in. The video seems to be encouraging Kim to stay that path and capitalize on the gains in openness he has already achieved.
President Trump said at the extended news conference after the meeting that Kim Jong Un has already destroyed a major nuclear site.
“President Kim Jong Un first of all has for months now withheld any kind of missile test, and that’s a big win already. Of course we got the release of the 3 hostages.” Said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise about the meeting, via CBS News. “But Kim Jong Un also agreed that he would stop these missile engine tests, which is another big win that came out of the talks yesterday, and President Trump talked about winding down some of these war games, and all of this is subject to Kim Jong Un continuing to follow through on concrete steps to denuclearize.”