North Korea is infamous for its state-run propaganda videos. Many of them, for years, have featured shoddy graphics of the destruction of America.
But when a curiously well-produced propaganda video started playing at the Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un peace summit, most reports assumed that it was Kim’s doing.
But it was not. The propaganda video was produced by the White House. And it is very, very controversial.
Reporters watched in confusion as the video began.
The narration is in English and the video is in high quality.
Though the video that we have included has English narration, the video played there was in Korean.
The images, though, depict North Korea as some sort of paradise. Children skip along happily in Pyongyang.
And throughout the video, Trump and Kim Jong Un are shown, back to back, in a manner that The Washington Post likened to how running mates are portrayed in political ads.
The video also features familiar images of nuclear missiles launching with cataclysmic results.
Except that the video features an alternative future, in which North Korea modernizes into something idyllic and almost out of science fiction.
There’s even a random, hilarious image of a basketball star executing an epic slam dunk – an apparent homage to Kim’s noted NBA fandom.
After four minutes, the video looped – and played the same video again, but in English.
This was when reporters realized that the United States government had just provided a propaganda reel to one of the world’s most oppressive regimes.
Donald Trump himself came out and confirmed as much.
“I hope you liked it,” Trump announced to the press. “I thought it was good. I thought it was interesting enough to show. … And I think he loved it.”
The video was produced, specifically, by the National Security Council.
As Anderson Cooper quips: “I guess everyone’s a producer these days.”
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Source:: The Hollywood Gossip