President Trump recently met with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for a historic summit in Singapore and it appears the topic eventually turned to automobiles.
Following a busy day of meetings, the two were spotted taking a look at Trump’s heavily armored limousine nicknamed “The Beast.” The Secret Service is very protective about the car and its specifications but that didn’t stop Trump from giving the dictator a quick glimpse inside.
The limousine has been in use since the Obama presidency and The Telegraph reports the car weighs approximately 16,000 lbs (7257 kg) thanks to its extensive armoring which reportedly includes doors that are eight inches (20.3 cm) thick. The limo has also been designed withstand an assortment of different attacks including bombs and chemical or biological warfare.
Little is known about Kim Jong Un’s limo but the mass murderer has been fond of the Mercedes S-Class. His vehicles are presumably armored as well but they might have one feature The Beast doesn’t – a bathroom. Reports have claimed Kim has a personal toilet installed in a vehicle that travels with his motorcade, although it remains unclear if the throne is installed in his personal limo or even exists at all.
In a joint statement released by the White House, the two leaders said they held a “sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S.–DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.” Furthermore, President Trump promised to provide security guarantees to North Korea in exchange for Kim Jong Un’s “firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
In remains to be seen whether or not the summit will result in a lasting peace between the two nations but both countries called the meeting an “epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities.”