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Kaine jokes: Kim Jong Un will send Trump a copy of ‘American Idiot’

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) on Friday responded to a report that President Trump had sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a copy of the song "Rocket Man" by joking that Kim could send the Green Day record "American Idiot" in response.

The report that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was giving Kim a copy of the classic Elton Jong song - signed by Trump - originated in The Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper.

"The 'Rocket Man' CD was the subject of discussion during Trump's lunch with Kim. Kim mentioned that Trump referred to him as 'rocket man' when tensions ran high last year," a source told the paper. 

"Trump then asked Kim if he knew the song and Kim said no."  

Trump repeatedly used the "rocket man" nickname to mock Kim last year.

"I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing," Trump wrote on Twitter in September.

Last month, Trump and Kim signed a joint statement that said the America would give North Korea "security guarantees," while Kim pledged to work toward the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."

But that statement did not include details or a timeline as to how Pyongyang would dismantle its nuclear weapons program.

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