As part of his effort to get dictator Kim Jong Un to agree to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, President Trump showed him a video that presented all the possibilities for North Korea’s future if sanctions come off.
In addition to the benefits economic development and innovative technologies would bring to the Hermit Kingdom, Trump also emphasized what developing the country’s beaches could do for the nation.
“They have great beaches! You see that whenever they're exploding the cannons into the ocean, right?” Trump said after playing the four-minute video for the press.
“So I said, ‘Boy, look at that beach. Wouldn't that make a great condo behind’ – and I explained it,” the real estate mogul said.
“I said, ‘Instead of doing that you could have the best hotels in the world right there.’ Think of it from a real estate perspective.”
"Seven billion people inhabit Planet Earth. Of those alive today, only a small number will leave a lasting impact. And only the very few will make decisions or take actions that renew their homeland and change the course of history," the video's narrator says.
"History is always evolving, and there comes a time when only a few are called upon to make a difference. But the question is: What difference will the few make? The past doesn't have to be the future."
The narrator continues: "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."
Leaving North Korea's future in Kim's hands, the narrator asks, "Will this leader choose to advance his country and be part of a new world? Be the hero of his people? Will he shake the hand of peace and enjoy prosperity like he has never seen? A great life, or isolation? Which path will be chosen?"
Trump said he believed Chairman Kim liked what he saw in the video.
"I tell you what, he looked at that tape, he looked at that iPad. And I'm telling you they really enjoyed it, I believe," he told reporters.