The art of the no deal: how Trump and Kim misread each other | Julian Borger

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North Korean despot and US president’s wildly different perceptions exposed in Hanoi

As with many disastrous second dates, the collapse of Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-un was made inevitable by the misreading of each other’s intentions at their first encounter.

Since their initial meeting in Singapore last June, the US president had become fixated on what he saw as a close personal bond with the North Korean dictator half his age. He told his supporters: “We fell in love … He wrote me beautiful letters.”

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