Donald Trump flew to Singapore for a one on one meeting with Kim Jong Un, the dictator of North Korea. Trump has done many deals in his life, with many difficult characters. This is undoubtedly the most important of any of them. And maybe the most difficult.
When you're dealing with Kim Jong Un, you are dealing with someone who is so unlike anyone else, he’s almost an alien. He’s a dictator, son of a dictator, son of a dictator. But not just dictators — cult figures, semi-divine.
How do you negotiate with such people? Well, that’s what Trump was doing, when he wasn’t listening to Justin Trudeau ramble on about being a male feminist at the G7 summit:
He was surely reading every piece of intelligence about Kim Jong Un, so as to have an effective meeting with him. And I think it shows...
TONIGHT I'll show you a masterful video. It was obviously created by the CIA. It pretends to be from a real movie studio, and sounds like a movie trailer, same kind of voice over. But it’s a movie made for one person and one person only: to convince Kim to take the deal.
Look at the fascinating details: The references to the NBA, which we know Kim loves; Sylvester Stallone; other movie imagery. Things that Kim wants — basic electrification, food on the shelves. Things he doesn’t want — U.S. air craft carrier battle groups.
There’s references to changing history, to letting go of the past. There’s references to personal luxury — like a speedboat. I bet Kim indicated somehow that he wants one, and the CIA said, push that button.
This is the most amazing movie I’ve ever watched.
It's weird, but do you think there’s a weirder person alive on the planet, who is not in a psych ward?
This was Donald Trump being a serious president. I’ve said it before — Canada is just not that high on his to do list.
We’re lucky he doesn’t pay too much attention to us — because it seems like all the Canadian establishment does is whine about him and insult him — and this weekend, after the G7, he finally noticed, and slapped back.
But while our pundits will talk about that for the rest of the year, Trump has already moved on, to solving the North Korean crisis — or not.
Either way, it’s fascinating.
And either way, it’s best to ignore the no-nothings who keep counting Trump out, right before his victories...
NEXT: Anthony Furey, Toronto Sun columnist, comes on to explain why he think's Doug Ford's "agenda needs to commence quickly and decisively."
THEN: Our own David Menzies joins me to talk about being manhandled at Toronto's anti-Semitic Al Quds Day rally.
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