Former U.S. President Donald Trump, the speaker of the four-time “History Tour” event in various U.S. cities, announced during his tenure that he had given North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a tape featuring Elton John’s “Rocket Man” and a “machine” to play it.
Former US President Donald Trumpmade the remarks on the first night of his “History Tour” event, which began in Florida. In a speech at fla live arena, Trump revealed that he had given North Korean leader Kim Jong-Una tape featuring Elton John’s original song “Rocket Man” and a “machine” to play it.
made sure the machine wasn’t built in South Korea,” Trump joked, telling Kim, “I did you a favor because you like to send rockets everywhere.” Trump said Kim had never heard Elton John sing Rocket Man before, adding, “I chose this song and this nickname for you. Because I could see you sitting on a horse, on a rocket flying over Japan, that’s how I could imagine you.”
Trump first called the North Korean leader “Rocket Man” on Twitter in 2017. Trump continued to use the nickname for the North Korean leader in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly the same week and throughout the US Presidency. In 2018, South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported that former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been brought a Rocket Man CD signed by Elton John to the North Korean leader by President Trump, according to Washington sources.
The “History Tour,”
hosted by Trump and US historian and journalist Bill O’Reilly, includes a series of speeches explaining the Trump administration’s previously “unheard facts” and offering an “insider’s perspective.” Ticket prices for the event, which is scheduled for December, range from $100 to $7,500.
It is not yet clear whether the Historic Tour, which will take place this weekend in Sunrise and Orlando in Florida and next weekend in Houston and Dallas, Texas, will continue later.