Wait, was that Sylvester Stallone? Wtf did I just watch?
Courtesy of Vice:
Sylvester Stallone, wild horses, speedboats, and drones all made appearances at President Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un on Tuesday — in a mock movie trailer the White House made for the historic sit-down.
The exact details of their conversation, meant to address the growing threat of nuclear war, remain scant, but Trump did tell reporters that he showed Kim the video on his iPad. The trailer shows the two world leaders as heroes for peace — but also alludes, with dark images of war, what will happen if the negotiations don’t go well for Kim. The diplomatic pomp mirrors that of the summit, where Trump and Kim signed a “comprehensive” deal that doesn’t mean much at all.
“Destiny Pictures presents a story of opportunity,” the voiceover says as images of industry, cities, and fighter planes rolls across the screen. “A new story, a new beginning. One of peace. Two men, two leaders, one destiny.”
(There’s an actual Destiny Pictures production company, but it doesn’t appear to be in any way affiliated with the White House or involved with the trailer.)
Does anybody else occasionally get the feeling that all of this is just some giant practical joke?
Or is that just me?