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Trump toes Kim Jong Un's line in a bizarre press conference on no sleep after the summit

By Business Insider

President Donald Trump gave a wild press conference on no sleep on Tuesday after his historic summit in Singapore with Kim Jong Un. Trump largely took Kim Jong Un's word for it when it came to trusRead full story

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  • Alex Lockie
    Alex LockieNews Editor at Business Insider

    You wanted a press conference? You got a press conference. Live in Sentosa, Singapore, President Donald Trump gives a delirious hour long Q&A on no sleep. It gets weird. He backs up KJU like no one else in history, and basically admits he might have screwed up.

  • Unsettling but somewhat refreshing to hear him acknowledge his humanity and potential for error.

  • RJ Dier
    RJ Dierwriter

    Trump selling blue sky is a long way from a nuclear free Korean Peninsula. Kim leaves the meeting with loosening sanctions and the shut down of “provocative” military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea. Trump leaves the meeting with a puffed chest and a piece of paper.

  • hey, it’s a start. better than nothing

  • Still not sure how to feel about this-- on the one hand Trump made a lot of concessions and Kim did not, but on the other hand tensions with DPRK are the lowest they've been in years. Plus, little of what was talked about was actually material in any way; lots of vaguely positive promises from both sides, but few actual commitments. The deal for return of remains is a nice symbolic gesture, and the cessation of war games on the peninsula, while it is something Kim has wanted, is unlikely to have

    Still not sure how to feel about this-- on the one hand Trump made a lot of concessions and Kim did not, but on the other hand tensions with DPRK are the lowest they've been in years. Plus, little of what was talked about was actually material in any way; lots of vaguely positive promises from both sides, but few actual commitments. The deal for return of remains is a nice symbolic gesture, and the cessation of war games on the peninsula, while it is something Kim has wanted, is unlikely to have much practical effect on US/ROK readiness. I think we'll have to wait and see how negotiations progress before anything can really be said about this.

  • Darrel Boyd
    Darrel Boyd

    Not sure this is better than what we were doing. Somehow it seems the same or worse, but with a shadow puppet show.

  • Lisa C
    Lisa CMedical Assistant

    It’s just a starting point people. Jeez.

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