13 Jun '18, 9pm

Fizzled Singapore summit a showcase of North Korea's 'art of not making a deal':

This was a monumental misstep or concession on behalf of the White House. That photo was maybe the biggest real-time bargaining chip the U.S. had in its pocket and it was tossed away like it meant nothing. Trump, if he really was going to negotiate with Kim, would and should have used it to improve America's position. If North Korea left without imagery in hand it would have been a major loss on their investment into the summit. Instead, the leader of the free world stood there, hand-in-hand, flags side-by-side, on equal footing, with the North Korean dictator without getting anything substantial in return. It makes zero sense aside from adding to the evidence that Trump actually negotiated very little with Kim and it was all a social outing more than anything else. Maybe the strangest part of the whole affair was Trump's constant gushing over Kim and his making huge claim...

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