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US News Winners and losers from the Trump-Kim summit

00:25  13 june  2018
00:25  13 june  2018 Source:   washingtonpost.com

Giuliani: Kim Jong Un got 'on his hands and knees and begged' for summit

  Giuliani: Kim Jong Un got 'on his hands and knees and begged' for summit President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that North Korea's Kim Jong Un got "on his hands and knees and begged" American diplomats to reinstate a planned meeting with Trump after it was canceled last month.The former New York City mayor told The Wall Street Journal that Trump's cancellation of the meeting, which is now back on for the planned date of June 12, forced the North Korean leader into a favorable position. © Provided by The Hill "They also said they were going to go to nuclear war with us, they were going to defeat us in a nuclear war," Giuliani told the newspaper.

The Donald Trump - Kim Jong Un summit in Singapore is over. It ended with a largely vague declaration of principles, a series of To try and answer these questions, we’ve put together a list of winners and losers from the meeting: which people and governments came out in a better position

The unprecedented summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore is Assuming that the meeting goes as planned, there are a number of potential winners and losers from alternative scenarios of the summit ending positively or negatively.

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Singapore and signed what Trump called a “comprehensive” document in which North Korea agreed to move toward ending its nuclear weapons program, and the United States said it would halt joint military exercises with South Korea.

Many details remain unresolved, including the concrete steps that North Korea will take in the denuclearization process. Still, the summit was a historic moment with some clear winners and losers.

Trump: I'll know if Kim is serious within a minute

  Trump: I'll know if Kim is serious within a minute Donald Trump said he is on a "mission of peace" before leaving the G7 summit for Singapore to meet Kim Jong Un. He told reporters he would "know within a minute" whether Mr Kim is serious about giving up his nuclear weapons, adding that he would not prolong talks if he sensed otherwise.The US leader boarded a plane from Quebec on Saturday ahead of the highly-anticipated meeting with the North Korean leader on Tuesday, leaving G7 leaders early and missing environmental talks.

Winners . Trump . The president set a very high bar for himself, predicting that he would know “within the first minute” whether Kim is serious about Losers . Justin Trudeau. The Canadian prime minister became collateral damage in Trump 's mission to project strength, heading into the Kim summit .

The unprecedented summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore is Assuming that the meeting goes as planned, there are a number of potential winners and losers from alternative scenarios of the summit ending positively or negatively.

WINNERS

Trump

The president set a very high bar for himself, predicting that he would know “within the first minute” whether Kim is serious about denuclearization and even entertaining the prospect of winning a Nobel Peace Prize. In reality, no single meeting could convince the world that North Korea is now a good-faith negotiator.

Nevertheless, the summit was Trump's most statesmanlike performance to date and represented a significant de-escalation of tensions between nuclear powers. In the run-up to the meeting, Trump enjoyed unusually positive news coverage.

Kim

The mere occurrence of the summit was a victory for Kim, an international pariah suddenly accorded the respect of a bilateral meeting with the president of the United States. One goal of North Korea's nuclear program has been to command higher status on the global stage, and the sit-down with Trump advanced its cause.

Trump warns Kim Jong Un on North Korea summit: 'It's a one-time shot'

  Trump warns Kim Jong Un on North Korea summit: 'It's a one-time shot' President Trump on Saturday expressed optimism about his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but warned that the opportunity for Kim won’t happen again, calling it a “one-time shot.” Trump made his remarks in Charlevoix, Canada, at the end of the G-7 summit in a press conference as he prepared to depart for Singapore where he will meet with Kim on Tuesday to discuss issues such as North Korea denuclearization and an end to the Korean War.Trump expressed hope that the summit would be good for world peace but also for the dictatorship.

The unprecedented summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Singapore is considered as a major Assuming that the meeting goes ahead, there are a number of potential winners and losers from alternative scenarios of the summit ending positively or negatively.

The Trump - Kim Summit will also be preceded by a round of meetings between the U.S. and its key allies in the region, South Korea and Japan. Still, even without a final resolution, it is already clear which winners and losers are emerging.

Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song

Three Americans held captive by North Korea were among the biggest beneficiaries of diplomatic progress between the Kim regime and the United States. They were freed and returned home in May.

Mike Pompeo

The secretary of state helped lay groundwork for the summit even before he became secretary of state. It was apparent in March, when Pompeo was still director of the CIA, that the president viewed him as an important player in diplomatic talks. After Trump nominated Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson in April, Trump dispatched Pompeo to North Korea on a secret mission before the Senate had confirmed him.

More than anyone else in the Trump administration, Pompeo elevated his status in the course of talks with North Korea.

Singapore

Victoria Kim, a Vietnamese Trump supporter, raises an American flag during a vigil on June 11, 2018, outside the White House to celebrate the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore. © Toya Sarno Jordan Victoria Kim, a Vietnamese Trump supporter, raises an American flag during a vigil on June 11, 2018, outside the White House to celebrate the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore. The summit host got an economic boost. “From summit-themed burgers and online scalpers peddling 'World Peace' medallions and 'Peace Out from Lion City' T-shirts, Singaporeans are cashing in,” Reuters reported.

Kim agrees to put his nukes on summit agenda

  Kim agrees to put his nukes on summit agenda Kim Jong Un will discuss denuclearisation with Donald Trump at their Singapore summit, North Korean state media has confirmed. KCNA said the pair would discuss a "permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism" on the Korean Peninsula and other issues of mutual concern on Tuesday.The report also said Mr Kim was accompanied by his foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, defencee minister No Kwang Chol and his sister Kim Yo Jong.Both parties have both arrived in Singapore ahead of an historic detente between Washington and Pyongyang, who have technically been at war for more than six decades.

The unprecedented summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Singapore is considered as a major Assuming that the meeting goes ahead, there are a number of potential winners and losers from alternative scenarios of the summit ending positively or negatively.

As the Trump - Kim summit follows the inter-Korean summit , Seoul must tread carefully. Kim will be next up as his regime will have gained a sense of security. But Moon may find he is a winner and a loser .

Dennis Rodman

Long mocked for his naive infatuation with North Korea, the Hall of Fame basketball star traveled in Singapore and was legitimized like never before.

Rodman made an appearance during CNN's coverage of the summit and said the White House had called to thank him for past overtures to Kim.

Rodman, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo told viewers, “is our best resource, right now, for understanding the minds of the two men, especially Kim Jong Un — as weird as that is to say.”

“I agree,” said James R. Clapper Jr., the former director of national intelligence.

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LOSERS

Justin Trudeau

The Canadian prime minister became collateral damage in Trump's mission to project strength, heading into the Kim summit.

En route to Singapore over the weekend, having left early from a gathering of the Group of Seven industrialized nations, Trump blasted Trudeau as “dishonest” and “weak.” Trump's outburst seemed a disproportionately intense response to Trudeau's relatively mild assertion that Canadians “will not be pushed around,” but White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow later told CNN that the president's fury was “in large part” about sending a message to Kim.

“He is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip to negotiate with North Korea,” Kudlow said, “nor should he.... Kim must not see American weakness.”

The rest of the G-7

With Trump looking ahead to the Kim summit, he appeared unwilling to give G-7 nations his full attention at a gathering in Canada. The president complained privately to aides about having to meet with G-7 allies, saying his time would be better spent preparing for Kim.

Trump proceeded to pull the United States out of the group's joint statement on “free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade.”

North Korean citizens

One side effect of the nuclear-focused summit in Singapore is that human rights issues were pushed aside.

“No regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship in North Korea,” Trump said in his State of the Union address earlier this year. He said nothing of the sort in Singapore, however.

“He is very talented,” Trump said of Kim at a news conference. “Anybody that takes over a situation like he did, at 26 years of age, and is able to run it and run it tough — I don't say it was nice or I don't say anything about it — he ran it. Very few people at that age — you can take one out of 10,000, probably, couldn't do it.”

The sharp contrast between Trump’s thumbs-up to a dictator and his snub of a US ally .
Today Donald Trump shook hands with Kim Jong Un at the US-North Korea summit in Singapore. The images of Trump glad-handing with Kim—and even giving… © Provided by Quartz U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Canada’'s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a bilateral meeting at the G7 Summit in in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. In one image, the US president looks glum seated next to Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. He’s looking away, with his hands between his legs, as Trudeau extends a hand.

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