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07/06/2018 02:52 am ET Updated Jul 10, 2018

Trump Is Reportedly Sending New Pal Kim Jong Un An Awkward Gift

It's gonna be a long, long time...

President Donald Trump used to taunt North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as “Little Rocket Man” for his frequent missile tests.

Now, as relations between the two men thaw, Trump is sending Kim a gift: an Elton John CD with the song “Rocket Man” on it, signed by the president himself.

South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is in Pyongyang for a meeting with Kim, is bringing a letter from Trump and the CD. Trump later confirmed the gift to CBS News.

Citing a diplomatic source in Washington, Chosun Ilbo said Kim mentioned the derogative nickname to Trump during their meeting in Singapore last month. Trump asked if he knew the song, and Kim replied that he didn’t.  

Now, he’ll be able to hear the tune, and maybe return the favor with a mixtape. 

Pompeo said he plans to discuss denuclearization as a follow-up to an agreement signed by Trump and Kim during their meeting last month. 

“On this trip, I’m seeking to fill in some details on those commitments and continue the momentum toward implementation of what the two leaders promised each other and the world,” Pompeo said in a statement cited by CBS News. “I expect that [North Korea] is ready to do the same.”

This story has been updated to include CBS’s report confirming the CD. 

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