Along with his diplomatic entourage and security crew, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived in Singapore for the historic summit with US President Donald Trump with something a bit more unusual in his baggage.
He brought his own toilet.
And we don’t mean, like, just the toilet seat or something. He brought the whole thing.
It seems the third and current Supreme Leader of North Korea travels with not one, but several toilets, including one in his Mercedes limousine.
According to mayor South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo, the dictator brings along his own potty seat to avoid intelligence agencies getting hold of his all-powerful stools, which may be inspected for health issues.
The fitness level of Jong-un is, of course, a matter of national security.
Lee Yun-keol, a former member of a North Korean Guard Command unit who defected, explained to The Washington Post, “The leader’s excretions contain information about his health status so they can’t be left behind.”
Kim Jong-un has the same travel considerations when he journeys across his own country too.
South Korean news agency DailyNK, reports there is a customized bathroom built into Kim’s convoy of vehicles ready to serve the leader at all times.
“The restrooms are not only in Kim Jong-un’s personal train, but whatever small or midsize cars he is traveling with and even in special vehicles that are designed for mountainous terrain or snow,” a close source told DailyNK in 2015.
“There are multiple vehicles within the convoy so that people cannot tell which one he is in, and there is a separate car that acts as his restroom.”
Kim Jong-un and Trump and are both in Singapore for the historic summit, the first of its kind between a U.S. president and a North Korea leader.