A source within the White House, speaking anonymously, revealed today that the private letter written by North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un and which that country's former spy chief hand delivered to President Donald trump contained such major concessions that the president publicly reversed his decision announced last week to cancel the proposed Singapore summit.
When asked if those concessions included total denuclearization of the north and an end to that country's ICBM program, the source said she wasn't sure that the letter made any reference to that. She also acknowledged that the letter made no mention of a formal end to the Korean War, which has continued for just short of 70 years under an armistice agreed to in 1953.
What then, one reporter asked, caused the president to cancel the cancellation?
"Much of the letter," she explained, "dealt with North Korea's emphasis on boasting tourism." As part of the north's participation in the winter Olympics earlier this year, Kim opened a world-class ski presort near the coastal town of Wonsan. Simultaneously, she noted, Kim announced plans for a swanky beach spa at a former missile test site. To guarantee that both resorts will have the finest accommodations available, Kim's letter, the source added, invited the president to send his son-in-law to Singapore, as part of the summit team, to discuss plans for two new Trump Towers, a 36 hole Trump golf course, and a Trump Marina.
While the president pretended that he had not read the letter from Kim when he held the press conference at which he waxed eloquently about the up-coming summit, the source revealed that the president had been informed of the content by the spy chief, who had unsealed the letter and read it before resealing Kim's message and handing it to Trump.