North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is reportedly working hard to open a McDonald’s restaurant in the heart of his nations’ capital in recent weeks, sending a “goodwill gesture” towards the United States ahead of next months’ possible talks with President Trump.
According to Fox News, the communist leader wants to open the fast-service restaurant in Pyongyang as both North Korean officials and their US counterparts prepare for potential denuclearization negotiations.
Kim Jong Un reportedly wants to open a McDonald’s in North Korea pic.twitter.com/PpMDShJyM0
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Kim Jong Un’s late father was such a fan of the iconic American restaurant that he reportedly had the hamburgers flown into North Korea from the nearest McDonald’s restaurant in neighboring China.
Analysis: Kim Jong Il reportedly had McDonald’s flown in from China. His son might get a franchise. https://t.co/yq3s4qoLEv
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 3, 2018
“Compared to the threat of nuclear war, of course, a Pyongyang McDonald’s seems like small fries. But experts and history suggest there’s more at play here than one token franchise,” writes the Washington Post.