President Donald Trump’s White House produced a propaganda video to champion the summit between the United States and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. However, late-night comedian Conan O’Brien said Tuesday that he obtained the video produced by Kim’s side of the talks.
“What people don’t know is that Kim Jong-un prepared a video of his own for President Trump, and guess what? We’re the only show to get our hands on this video,” the TBS host said. “That’s right. This is a video Kim Jong-un played for Donald Trump in their meeting.”
The screen went dark before a merged graphic of the two country’s flags appeared, reading “Super Maximum Greatest Leaders Productions Presents.”
“At a time when the planet is spinning out of control, two men have an opportunity to forge a path toward galactic prosperity, peacefulness, and peace,” the voice-over said as photos of Star Wars characters flashed on the screen.
The voice claimed it was time for a “golden dawn” that smelled like happy things and a world with amazing technology, including “buttons and levers and robots that will never enslave us.”
“There are paths before you, Don. The small path of stinginess or the great path of generosity,” it said as it showed Trump’s hand growing smaller then larger.
“This is your chance to be remembered among the great leaders in the history of humanity,” the voice said, showing photos of dictators like Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sadam Hussein, Joseph Stalin and Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars.
The video then goes on to show exactly what it means by “generosity,” and asks for a check for $800 billion to be sent to Pyongyang. It promises to put Trump’s political enemies in jail if the money is sent.
Watch the hilarity below:
GOP in a panic about what to do with Steve King as Democrats can’t wait to face him in the election
On Saturday, MSNBC's Garrett Haake broke down the nightmare situation Republicans are facing with Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who has faced outrage for years of white supremacist comments, and more recently suggested that rape and incest might be a good thing for society.
"What more recourse do Republicans have?" said host David Gura. "We had this cycle of condemnation in the past after comments were made. He was stripped of committee assignments. Is there more Republicans can do vis-a-vis Steve King?"
Trump’s economic advisers baffled over how to hold off recession that his trade war set it in motion: report
According to a report from ABC, Donald Trump's economic advisers are baffled about how to stop what appears to be a recession coming before the 2020 election after his trade war upset an already teetering worldwide economy.
With the report noting that Trump had hoped to run on a strong economy as part of his 2020 re-election strategy, warnings from economists that a recession may arrive before then has White House officials in a panic.
"The financial markets signaled the possibility of a U.S. recession this week, sending a jolt of anxiety to investors, companies and consumers. That's on top of concerns over Trump's plans to impose punishing tariffs on goods from China and word from the United Kingdom and Germany that their economies are shrinking," the report states, adding, "Trump advisers fear a weakened economy would hurt him with moderate Republican and independent voters who have been willing to give him a pass on some his incendiary policies and rhetoric."
Race to remember Berlin Wall victims, 30 years on
Where guard towers and barbed wire once stood, runners pounded the 100-mile (160 kilometer) path along the former Berlin Wall this weekend in a race with victims of the Cold War relic at its heart.
On Saturday at 6:00 am (0400 GMT), around 500 runners, started the 8th edition of the Berlin Wall Race, ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Wall's demise this November.
With weary legs, most runners will jog through Saturday night, aiming to reach the city centre stadium which doubles as both start and finish, in the early hours of Sunday.
The race is part ultra-marathon, part tribute to those who died trying to cross the Wall, which the East German communist regime hastily erected in 1961 and stood for 28 years.