In talk that was reminiscent of then-candidate Trump's famous comparison of the Israel-Palestine conflict to a land deal during the Republican primary debates, Trump told a group of reporters Tuesday that he had floated the prospect of rebuilding North Korea's coastline to feature beachfront hotels and other developments, allowing the developer-in-chief to relate to Kim Jong Un through perhaps his only life-long passion: Real estate.
Trump says he showed Kim an iPad that reportedly included details about how, instead of ballistic missiles, North Korea could have "some of the best hotels in the world."
"They have great beaches...you see that whenever they're exploding their cannons into the ocean. I said instead of doing that, you could have the best hotels in the world right there," Trump said he told Kim.
"Think of it from a real estate perspective, you have South Korea, you have China - and they own the land in the middle. How bad is that?"