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Trump gave Kim Jong Un a taste of his own medicine — and now North Korea is begging to save the summit

By Business Insider

President Donald Trump on Thursday pulled a classic North Korean negotiating move by canceling his planned summit with Kim Jong Un. Within 12 hours of the cancellation, North Korea backtracked on tRead full story

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  • Peter Green
    Peter GreenFounder at FoodMakers.NYC

    This is a silly article. Kim knows what he wants, and he knows how to get it. Kim has masterfully trolled and manipulated Trump to show that the US president can’t be counted on. And that means South Korea and Japan will have to cut their own deals with NoKo and its patron, China. NoKo wins points by appearing reasonable. And if a meeting does come off, look for Trump to get played. He’s jumping into a fight where he doesn’t know the rules and doesn’t have the tools. That’s a game played only by fools.

  • Alex Lockie
    Alex LockieNews Editor at Business Insider

    Trump reminds North Korea that they want this summit as bad or worse than he does.

  • Ian Mason
    Ian MasonSocial Media Manager

    Hmm interesting there is more nuance here than one would believe. Maybe something positive will come out of this.

  • Mike Horner
    Mike HornerAuthor at Living An Ultra Life LLC

    Trump is very effective at keeping people wondering what is going on. At least give him credit for not being a typical politician. That’s a good thing by the way.

  • Kyo Kaku
    Kyo KakuVice President at China-Japan J/V

    Now the both parties are waiting for the other to take some move, we’ll see which one will make a compromise or just let it slip, and China, who seemed to have a strangled hope for windfall withdrawal of the US out of the Korean Peninsula, will react.

  • Mark  White
    Mark White Founder at White Label Media

    If these guys didn’t possess nuclear weapons and armed forces, this fight would be hilarious —neither is playing by any normal diplomatic playbook —instead they’ve both fans of the annoying villain in Despicable Me and are doing quite good versions of his charter and cunning.

  • Jeff Chandler
    Jeff Chandler

    Even Comey said it… He's a man of more than just average intelligence… Let's look at the facts… He has outsmarted the Democrats with every move… Even though none of them will support anything he does he is still managed to get more done than just about any president in my lifetime… Now he is controlling and steering Kim Jong Un. The press should just shut up and watch him work his magic… Otherwise the press will look like idiots when he accomplishes the things he has said out to do… What will the

    Even Comey said it… He's a man of more than just average intelligence… Let's look at the facts… He has outsmarted the Democrats with every move… Even though none of them will support anything he does he is still managed to get more done than just about any president in my lifetime… Now he is controlling and steering Kim Jong Un. The press should just shut up and watch him work his magic… Otherwise the press will look like idiots when he accomplishes the things he has said out to do… What will the press say then?… Let's see they will probably talk about how he called somebody names... or let's see maybe they'll talk about how he had sex with some hot chick before he was president… Either way you go you can bet it will be petty in comparison to the actual issues at hand. Then yet again in the end the The Democrats will look like a bunch of children and, he will look like the mature adult. … "Get this I heard the Democrats are thinking about using the term drain the swamp"… LOL… Can you say desperate… I'm not even a Republican… I'm an independent… That is precisely why I voted for Trump.

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