"They have great beaches. You see that whenever they're exploding their cannons into the ocean. "


What: President Donald Trump held a press conference in Singapore on Tuesday following his meeting with Kim Jong Un, telling reporters that he broached the dictator with the idea of utilizing North Korea's beachfront property for hotel resorts.


Why: Trump, a real estate mogul who tends to see personal relationships and back-rubbing as the key to a successful deal, seems to be bringing his New York salesman playbook into foreign affairs.

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An offer they can't refuse: "They may not want that," said Trump, referring to technological advancement and future real estate developments. "That's gonna be up to them. It's gonna be up to the people. They may not want that. I can understand that, too."


Great potential: "As an example, they have great beaches. You see that whenever they're exploding their canons into the ocean. I said, 'look at that view. Wouldn't that make a great condo behind?'"


And he explained: "I said, 'instead of doing that [ie. exploding canons into the ocean], you could have the best hotels in the world right there."

For real: "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, right? It's great."