State television broadcast an extensive 40-minute documentary-style feature on dictator Kim Jong-un’s meeting with “supreme leader” U.S. President Donald Trump two days after Kim returned to North Korea, announcing that Trump treated Kim with “respect and endless admiration.”
The documentary followed a news report by Ri Chun-hee, North Korea’s flagship news anchor who long ago officially retired but returns for special editions of the news to announce major breaks in North Korean politics.
As with the reports in Rodong Sinmun, the government-run newspaper, North Korean television claimed that Trump had agreed to lift the unprecedented heavy sanctions on North Korea, which both Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have repeatedly insisted is not the case.
In addition to the movie showing Kim’s foreign visit, Ri Chun-hee, in her signature pink outfit, tells North Koreans that “the U.S. president “expressed his intention to halt the U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises, which the DPRK [North Korea] side regards as a provocation, over a period of goodwill dialogue between the DPRK and the U.S., and [his intention to offer] security guarantees to the DPRK and lift sanctions against it”:
“Dear Respected Supreme Commander [Kim Jong-un] invited Trump to visit Pyongyang at a convenient time and Trump invited Kim to visit the U.S.,” she adds.