The gift was not only a reference to the nickname given to Kim by President Trump last year — when the two were engaged in a tit-for-tat that included a number of traded barbs, insults and shows of force — but also to their recent June summit, when Trump learned that Kim had never heard the song.
Besides a letter from @POTUS, Kim Jong Un will also receive from @SecPompeo an @eltonofficial CD -- signed by @realDonaldTrump -- containing the song 'Rocket Man,' according to @Chosun. https://t.co/wbN43rFWUO— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) July 6, 2018
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From Chosun: "The 'Rocket Man' CD was the subject of discussion during Trump's lunch with Kim, and Trump asked Kim if he knew the song and Kim said no.— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) July 6, 2018
"Trump remembered the conversation and told Pompeo to take a CD with the song for Kim."