Fake News: Despite Reports, Pompeo Did Not Give Kim Jong Un a ‘Rocket Man’ CD


Despite rumors to the contrary, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not give North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a CD containing the Elton John song “Rocket Man” during his time in Pyongyang this weekend, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday.

Speaking as Pompeo arrived in Tokyo, Nauert told reporters that the only thing Pompeo had left in Pyongyang was a letter to the North Korean leader from President Donald Trump. “He didn’t leave anything behind other than a letter,” Nauert said.

Rumors about the alleged unusual gift were sparked by a report in the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo on Friday.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post · Adam Taylor  



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