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One of the reasons that I think that President Donald’s Trump bid to change the nature of our relationship with North Korea, as well as its place in the world, has been a success is the response of the American media.
For example, during the Summit in Singapore, when it became apparent that both Trump and North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong-Un were going to have a highly productive meeting that included an informal agreement, the faces on the elite media members were reminiscent of Election Night 2016. Rachel Maddow seemed especially sad.
Reason - Optimism - Snark - Bit - Video
Another reason for my optimism is the snark that has been leveled at an innovate bit of video diplomacy launched by Trump, who showed the movie buff Kim an intriguing, new production.
The video, “A Story of Opportunity,” begins with various images highlighting both American and North Korean culture and seems to be a trailer of what’s envisioned as a lasting product of the summit.
History - Generations - Cycles - Narrator - Intones
“History may appear to repeat itself for generations, cycles that never seem to end,” the narrator intones. “There comes a time where only a few are called upon to make a difference, but the question is, what difference will the few make?” he says as images of Trump and Kim appear.
More images are seen, of Kim crossing through the infamous Demilitarized Zone with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, another historic first for the strongman’s Hermit Kingdom.
Men - Leaders - Destiny - Story - Moment
“Two men, two leaders, one destiny. A story about a special moment in time when a man is presented with one chance that may never be repeated — what will he choose?”
I thought the video was a brilliant change from the threat-oriented, bribe-based Smart Diplomacy offered by...
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