July 11, 2018 13:13
U.S. President Donald Trump's devotion to trivia was much in evidence after his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, failed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang last weekend.
To Trump, what mattered more than Pompeo's failure to make concrete progress on denuclearization was that he did not manage to hand over a CD of Elton John's "Rocket Man" to his rotund new friend.
Trump told reporters in the White House on Tuesday, "They didn't give it. I have it for him. But it will be given at a certain period -- I actually do, I actually do have a little gift for him, but you’ll find out what that gift is when I give it."
Trump famously called Kim "Rocket Man" in front of a bemused UN General Assembly after Pyongyang's flurry of ballistic missile tests last year.
Kim reportedly asked him about the epithet over lunch in Singapore on June 12, and Trump decided to send him a copy through Pompeo.
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