President Trump Gifts Kim Jong Un Red ‘Reset Button’
At the much anticipated Singapore summit between President Donald J. Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, the US President brought the North Korean dictator a surprising gift.
A so-called ‘reset button,’ a red knob on a yellow display, was a symbolic gesture by the president meant to represent a new beginning in the two nations’ relations.
“It’s something Mike [Pompeo] thought of. Kind of a symbol of, you know, starting again. I think it’s cool. Isn’t it cool?” said President Trump to a smiling Kim Jong Un. The two then posed and pressed the ‘reset button’ together in front of flickering cameras.
Some were quick to point out that the Korean word for “reset” was misspelled. At the later joint news conference, a CNN journalist asked the President if the administration had noticed the mistake, to which Mr. Trump responded with “Such a nasty question! I bring in a beautiful little button and you immediately look for mistakes. It’s why you have the worst ratings.”
Asked what he’d do with the gift, Kim Jong Un answered “I’ll put it on my desk. Next to my real button” before turning around to his American counterpart and saying “Which is, I have to admit it, much smaller than yours,” met with laughter from the audience.
The Trump-Kim summit came as a result of a series of diplomatic negotiations initiated by the longtime rogue nation.