This is for real. Donald Trump is so determined to convince Kim Jong-un of the benefits of agreeing to disarmament that he created a four-minute fake movie trailer starring the pair of them.
The trailer, first shared by The Guardian, is so over-the-top ridiculous, one would be forgiven for thinking it's totally fake, but apparently it's the real deal, and the White House funded it. "A new world can begin today, one of friendship, respect and goodwill," said the trailer's dramatic voiceover as images of militarization, North Korea, and the United States were spotlighted.
Images of Trump and Kim were prominent throughout the trailer, which promised a brighter future if North Korea opened its arms to Western influences by way of nuclear disarmament.
Using dramatic narration, it presented the summit as a historic event. "What if? Can history be changed? Will the world embrace this change? And when can this moment in history begin? It comes down to a choice, on this day, in this time, at this moment, the world will be watching, listening, anticipating, hoping," the narrator intoned earnestly.
Kim was presented as a potential "hero of his people," with the narrator asking, "Will he shake the hand of peace and enjoy prosperity like he has never seen, a great life, or more isolation?"
A propaganda plea for peace, Trump was very proud of it, and told reporters he thought Kim and his delegates enjoyed it as well. "We had it made up. I showed it to him today, actually during the meeting, toward the end of the meeting and I think he loved it," he said, as reported by The Associated Press. "I showed it because I really want him to do something."