During their historic meeting, President Trump showed North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un a video displaying the possibilities of a peaceful future between North Korea and the United States.

"What if history can be changed? Will the world embrace this change? And when can this moment in history begin? It comes down to a choice, on this day, in this time at this moment."
— The narrator

The details: Trump said he used an iPad to show Kim the movie trailer-style video — a story about "two men, two leaders and one destiny," the Associated Press reports.

  • The video says there are two paths to choose from: One of "moving back" filled with warfare and another of "moving forward" with investment opportunities from other countries. The trailer is said to have been produced by Destiny Pictures.

Be smart: The White House produced the video, as Axios' Jonathan Swan reported Wednesday. The founder of Destiny Productions, which was listed in the credits, told BuzzFeed White House reporter Tarini Parti it had "nothing to do with it."

Kim Jong-un appeared to have liked the video, reports the New York Daily News. Through a translator, Kim said many people will think of it as a scene from "a science fiction movie."

Go deeper: Swan dives into why the White House made the video.

Editor's note: This article was updated to reflect that the White House produced the video.

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