It seems that Trump is scheming to open hotels in North Korea because he clearly he doesn’t give a shit about denuclearization or human rights violations.
“You could have the best hotels in the world right there."
This is sadly not an Onion headline, but what Trump actually said to the North Korean Dictator as he was supposed to be discussing the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Instead, Trump, who never divested from his real estate business upon becoming president, made a pitch while in Singapore. He even showed Kim a video re-imagining of North Korea decked out with luxury high-rises and trains.
Trump bragged about the the real estate talk in his press conference following the meeting. Here's his full statement:
“I said look at that view. Wouldn’t that make a great condo beyond that? You could have the best hotels in the world right there. Think of it from a real estate perspective.”
Perhaps Trump is looking at North Korea as un-exploited territory for his Trump branded hotels and resorts. Would he really be willing to stop military exercises in South Korea and sell out the safety of the entire world to make a few bucks?
Unfortunately, he probably would. However, it may be hard to fill those rooms in North Korea when the State Department advises against travel to Kim’s country, even telling travelers to draft wills before going because the “U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in North Korea as it does not have diplomatic or consular relations with North Korea.”
Watch the bizarre comments in the video below, via CNN's Twitter feed: