Trump says he plans to give a 'Rocket Man' CD to Kim Jong Un

Trump and Kim Jong Un.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left North Korea last week without having met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and though he passed along a letter from President Trump to Kim, he didn't deliver the president's gift: a Trump-signed CD of Elton John's Honky Chateau album, which includes the song "Rocket Man."

Trump said Tuesday that his gift-giving plans are undeterred. "They didn't give it. I have it for him. They didn't give it. But it will be given at a different period," he told reporters at the White House. "I actually do have a little gift for him, but you'll find out what that gift is when I give it."

"Little Rocket Man" was Trump's preferred insult for Kim at the height of their war of words in the past year and a half, and Trump has claimed the nickname helped bring Kim to the negotiating table in Singapore last month.

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As the president heads to Europe for the upcoming NATO summit, perhaps he can put together a few more presents on the way. Does Elton John have a song titled "Justin from Canada"?

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