Why Donald Trump Might Want To Stop Bragging About The North Korea Talks

For at least two decades, leaders in North Korea have been seeking a personal meeting with an American president. The rhetoric since Donald Trump took office made the likelihood of this happening an every-increasing distant reality – until now. 

The US President has derided Kim Jong-Un as a “maniac,” referred to him as “little rocket man” and threatened in a speech last year to “totally destroy” North Korea, a country of 26 million people, if it attacked the United States or one of its allies.

Kim responded by calling Trump a “mentally deranged US dotard”.

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Kim Jong-Un having a jolly old time in a field of wheat in 2016, long before Theresa May divulged of her own similar scenario.

So the news of a possible summit between the two seemingly comes as a surprise – but is it? Not quite.

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