During the historic Singapore Summit, President Trump played an action-movie style trailer for Kim Jong Un and his delegation which envisions what North Korea’s future COULD look like.
“Destiny Pictures presents a story of opportunity,” the narrator says at the start of the four-minute film which portrays President Trump and Chairman Kim as lead actors in a compelling tale of history in the making.
“A story of opportunity, a new story, a new beginning. One of peace? 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,” continues the narrator as a basketball player slams a dunk. “What will he choose? To show vision and leadership — or not?”
The narrator then says there can only be two results: “one of moving back” that is accompanied by images of artillery and a U.S. jet fighter launching from an aircraft carrier, “or one of moving forward” along with images of a newly illuminated North Korea, modernized industry, skyscrapers, speedboats, and alluring beaches.
The stuck-in-the-past pundits and politicians will hate it of course. They’ll do their best to bore us again with their same old tedious nitpicking. But their “advice” led us to the brink of nuclear war with North Korea. We’ve all seen their movie, and no sane person likes the ending.
President Trump in contrast presented Chairman Kim with two very different futures for North Korea. The script is simple, yet brilliant.
“It comes down to a choice, on this day, in this time, at this moment,” the narrator declares.
President Trump’s innovative diplomacy is a fresh approach which stands in marked contrast to the stale routines of the past. Previous presidents chose the path of silent diplomacy to no avail. North Korea continued to nuclearize and threaten its neighbors.
This President doesn’t believe in failed sequels.
Even the most fanatical Trump-haters have to admit that President Trump’s style of diplomacy has already taken us where no other president dared go, and in so doing, the civilized world may actually achieve a long-shared objective — denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
There are solid reasons for cautious optimism. But of course, as President Trump often cautions us: “We’ll see what happens.”
The White House video concludes with: “The future remains to be written.” It’s an ending the entire world awaits with anticipation.
This President also understands the value of a good cliffhanger.
Doug Ibendahl is a Chicago Attorney and a former General Counsel of the Illinois Republican Party.
First published at Republican News Watch
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