Once upon a time, the President of the United States of America was used to calling the head of Nuclear-capable North Korea, “Rocket Man” but, times seem to have changed now. Following up on his ‘Rocket Man’ comments for North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, the US President, Donald Trump has reportedly sent a signed CD of Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ song with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Pompeo is in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for advancing de-nuclearisation talks with Kim. This follows a summit with Trump in Singapore last month.
According to Ultimate Classic Rock, sources in the South Korean newspaper- Chosun Ilbo revealed that the topic was discussed between Trump and Kim during a lunch in last month’s summit.
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“Kim mentioned that Trump referred to him as ‘rocket man’ when tensions ran high last year. Trump then asked Kim if he knew the song, and Kim said no,” the source said, according to the Report.
Also, Trump had referred to Kim as Rocket Man in a tweet last year.
“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!” Trump tweeted.
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
Trump also mentioned Elton John during his rally in Montana yesterday.
“I have broken more Elton John records, he seems to have a lot of records,” Trump said in his Montana rally.
“And I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record,” he added.
Recently, a group of officials from the United States and North Korea met at Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), the de facto border separating North and South Korea last week, senior US State Department officials said.
The US delegation, led by the envoy to the Philippines, Sung Kim, met North Korean Vice Foreign Minister, Choe Son Hui and discussed the implementation of the joint agreement signed by Trump and Kim at their June 12 meeting in Singapore.