“look at that view, wouldn’t that make a great condo?” Trump sells a North Korean time share


By ann summers

Trump in his continuing nouveau vulgarianism pulled a real estate sales stunt at the Singapore summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, showing an iPad video that crudely references the classic DPRK propaganda film series Nation and Destiny

Singapore summitry by the Trump administration has been a cluster-something or other and so ham-fisted in its understanding of the diplomatic stakes and its domestic affects, including a Sean Hannity interview of Agent Orange for Fox News, doing its best to stand in for US state-run media

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Trump expanded on his answer by emphasizing the nation’s potential for economic development. “As an example, they have great beaches,” Trump told the assembled reporters. “You see that whenever they are exploding their cannons into the ocean. I said, boy, look at that view, wouldn’t that make a great condo?

The Trump WH now approaches its more surreal moments as it gives the DPRK credibility, gets nothing except a photo-op which alone should make the Trumpian cult base remind themselves of why the Korean War was fought.

So Trump shows Kim an iPad video hyping himself but imitating the most recent classic of DPRK state propaganda. Think of the Robert McFarlane key-shaped cake and the Iranians. Just imagine the Kim Jong-un visit to the US, complete with an excuse for a military parade complete with Mike “political dummy” Pence in attendance.

How meta-stupid, if not patronizing, to show a crass imitation of their own propaganda and expect it to have the same effect. Lord “Haw-Haw” Dampnut shows a media demonstration that mimics their propaganda, thinking that it would have the same effect, or that the DPRK might even redistribute it. Steve Bannon must still be talking to Agent Orange.

Trump pimps the destiny and leaves a buck on the dresser, after showing a US infomercial using stock images interwoven with propaganda footage. Because it was better than a Bond supervillain using a Powerpoint.

During Monday night’s unprecedented summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, the topics discussed included denuclearization, foreign policy—and the potential for North Korea to develop profitable beachside hotels, according to USA Today.

When asked by a journalist Tuesday about a denuclearized North Korea, Trump said that he showed the delegation a video projecting two outcomes for the nation: “one of moving back, and one of moving forward.” The video suggested, USA Today writes, that “Kim needed to ‘shake the hand of peace’ if he wanted to stand any chance of taking his country out of ‘isolation.’”

Trump expanded on his answer by emphasizing the nation’s potential for economic development. “As an example, they have great beaches,” Trump told the assembled reporters. “You see that whenever they are exploding their cannons into the ocean. I said, boy, look at that view, wouldn’t that make a great condo?

And I explained it. I said, instead of doing that, you could have the best hotels in the world. Think of it from the real estate prospective. You have South Korea, you have China, and they own the land in the middle. How bad is that, right? It’s great. … (Kim) looked at that tape. He looked at that iPad. I’m telling you, they really enjoyed it, I believe. OK?”


It is baroque moment for the Trump regime to show Kim Jong-un a promotional video mimicking their classic propaganda film series.

The credit “A Destiny Pictures Production.” did make the reference to the Nation and Destiny series of propaganda films from the Kim Jong-il era.

More amusing is the use of title graphics reminiscent of Unification Church videos from the 1990s, noting that they do have media production facilities in DC.

Initial reports had the production done by Destiny Pictures, a production company run by former casino croupier Mark Castaldo, but further reporting has him disavowing it. “Propaganda, all that stuff, that’s not something we’d get involved in.” said Castaldo.

It would be even more meta- to think that Trump’s attack on Canada trade was meant to help the Singapore summit, but maybe Larry Kudlow’s heart condition shares something with Melania’s kidney.

For most North Koreans, perceptions of Canada are shaped largely by a popular 62-part film series that left a strange, curiously favourable impression of Canada as a land of sports cars, taekwondo and mild weather — but also a place compromised by South Korean spies.

The propaganda epic is called Nation and Destiny, and was commissioned in the 1990s by the late “Dear Leader” and movie-mad dictator Kim Jong-il.

“Ah yes, Nation and Destiny!” Ken Eom exclaimed in a recent interview at an English school for North Korean refugees in Seoul. “Yeah, it was really popular in North Korea. I watched all of them.”

What Eom recalled best from the series — reportedly the country’s most expensive film production ever, at the time — are a handful of scenes from early episodes shot in what’s presented as cosmopolitan “Canada, Ottawa.” Eom believes it was his first-ever glimpse of the Western world.

Nation and Destiny (Chosŏn’gŭl: 민족과 운명; MR: Minjokgwa ummyeong) is a 62-part North Korean film series released between 1992 and 2002. It aims to show that the Korean people “can live a glorious life only in the bosom of the Great Leader and socialist fatherland”. Kim Jong-il personally chose the title and was extensively involved in the early episodes. Conceived as the largest film series ever produced in any country, it was the largest investment ever made in the history of North Korean cinema. Initially, the most senior writers, directors and actors were involved in the project and it was heavily promoted and eulogized by the North Korean media. The series was projected to reach 100 episodes, but none have been released since 2002.[1][2][3][4][5]

The protagonist is Choi Hong Hi, who was born in modern-day North Korea and is regarded as the founder of taekwondo. Eom remembers a flashback of Choi taking a road trip through a pastoral landscape — “a long journey from Canada to New York,” as Choi declares while reminiscing in one scene.

“He drives sports car with his wife, through the highway, Ottawa,” Eom said. “This one scene, that’s really, really popular scene in North Korea. Many people thinking, ‘Oh! One day I like to become something like him!’ Because in North Korea, there is no exist life like that.”


Trump returns to US having made concessions, whereas the DPRK didn’t make any, other than showing up, getting the Chinese to pay for their plane, etc.

If Trump really admires “running it tough”, all those to whom he’s signaled a potential pardon should worry.

Reporter;  Two questions for you, if you don’t mind.  First, the man you met today, Kim Jong Un, as you know, has killed family members, has starved his own people, is responsible for the death of Otto Warmbier.  Why are you so comfortable calling him “very talented”?

Trump:  Well, he is very talented.  Anybody that takes over a situation like he did, at 26 years of age, and is able to run it, and run it tough — I don’t say he was nice or I don’t say anything about it — he ran it.  Very few people, at that age — you can take one out of ten thousand, probably, couldn’t do it.

Kim Jong-un inherited the dictatorship of North Korea on the death of his father. Part of “running it tough” included killing his half-brother, his uncle, his nephew, his aunt, his uncle’s sister, his uncle’s sister’s husband, his uncle’s sister’s husband’s brother, and his uncle’s sister’s husband’s brother’s sons. That’s in addition to a long list of government officials, some orchestra musicians whose playing Kim didn’t enjoy and the manager of a turtle farm Kim had killed “just to set an example.” link

And of course idiot Trump again gave up classified information…

But a Trump Wŏnsan resort/golf course could be a reality…

President Trump said Tuesday he floated the prospect of beachfront hotels and other real estate developments in North Korea during his meeting with the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un.

Speaking to reporters after the historic summit, Trump said he told Kim that instead of testing ballistic missiles, the cash-strapped country “could have the best hotels in the world.”

North Korea reportedly planned that the missile base at Wŏnsan be capable of handling missiles that can strike U.S. military bases in Japan and Guam, which implies the base could launch Nodong and/or Paektusan-1 missiles. This facility was still under construction as of July 2001. According to defector Im Yŏng Sŏn, this facility is a long-range missile launch base. There is some speculation that Wŏnsan missile base is an underground Nodong base. www.nti.org/…

What bribes?

WASHINGTON – A mere 72 hours after the Chinese government agreed to put a half-billion dollars into an Indonesian project that will personally enrich Donald Trump, the president ordered a bailout for a Chinese-government-owned cellphone maker.

“President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast,” Trump announced on Twitter Sunday morning. “Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!”

Trump did not mention in that tweet or its follow-ups that on Thursday, the developer of a theme park resort outside of Jakarta had signed a deal to receive as much as $500 million in Chinese government loans, as well as another $500 million from Chinese banks, according to Agence France-Presse. Trump’s family business, the Trump Organization, has a deal to license the Trump name to the resort, which includes a golf course and hotels.



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11 Responses to “look at that view, wouldn’t that make a great condo?” Trump sells a North Korean time share

  1. Just a couple of mob bosses making a deal so both can make money on a trip we the taxpayers paid for. Move along. Nothing to see here.

  2. Flying time from Washington DC to Singapore is 29-31 hours, depending on winds aloft.

    Cost to operate Air Force One is $200,000 per hour.

    We paid $6 million to fly the godfather to meet the other godfather so they could work out a deal for privately owned hotels. That was just for operation of the airplane, and is only a fraction of the total cost.

  3. Terry Welshans says:

    I am almost without words.
    They are in my thoughts and prayers, It worked for Larry Kudlow.

  4. rafflaw says:

    What a waste of money!

  5. wordcloud9 says:

    I think all his travel outside of the U.S should be canceled – it’s a matter of NATIONAL SECURITY – every time he leaves the country, he shoots off his mouth, which is not only embarrassing, but shows how weakened our country is – setting us up for a “hostile takeover.”

  6. pete says:

    Trump Tower Seaside North Korea coming soon. Built with N.Korean labor and Chinese money. With no pesky wind turbines to spoil the view. Real fireworks display every Saturday night. Condo’s go on sale Tuesday, get yours today.

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