*UPDATE* Talks End With No Deal – Second Half / Day Two: Trump-Kim Summit, Hanoi Vietnam…

Update from the White House:

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Hanoi Summit:

“President Donald J. Trump of the United States and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea had very good and constructive meetings in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27-28, 2019. The two leaders discussed various ways to advance denuclearization and economic driven concepts. No agreement was reached at this time, but their respective teams look forward to meeting in the future.”

As the Summit concludes with no agreement, President Trump will be holding a press conference shortly.

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President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un held extended one-on-one and small group meetings on day two of their Hanoi summit.  The schedule below may no longer be accurate (but the sequence should be roughly correct, maybe).

Vietnam is 12 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Time. Most of the substantive public activities,  including a joint signing ceremony and POTUS Trump press conference, will take place early Thursday morning U.S. time.   Again, due to extended substantive Trump-Kim discussions, the schedule is now fluid… adjust expectations accordingly.

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*Tentative* Schedule and Livestream(s) Below:

Sarah Sanders informs media the negotiations are ongoing but will wrap up at Metropole in next 30 to 45 minutes and Potus will return to Marriott. Press conference moved up from 4 p.m. to start at 2 p.m. She declined to say whether there would still be a joint signing ceremony but appears unlikely.

  • 2:40am EST / 2:40pm (local) – President Trump departs Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi en route to the JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi. Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 3:00am EST / 3:00pm (local) – President Trump arrives at the JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi. Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 3:50am EST / 3:50 pm (local) – President Trump participates in a press conference. Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 5:15am EST / 5:15 pm (local) – President Trump departs JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi en route to Noi Bai International Airport. Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 5:55am EST / 5:55pm (local) – President Trump arrives at Noi Bai International Airport Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 6:05am EST / 6:05pm (local) – President Trump departs Hanoi, Vietnam, en route to Joint Base Andrews, Noi Bai International Airport



  • 1:10am EST Friday Morning – President Donald Trump arrives at Joint Base Andrews
  • 1:20am EST Friday Morning – President Donald Trump departs Joint Base Andrews en route to The White House, Joint Base Andrews
  • 1:30am EST Friday Morning – President Trump arrives at The White House


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139 Responses to *UPDATE* Talks End With No Deal – Second Half / Day Two: Trump-Kim Summit, Hanoi Vietnam…

  1. sundance says:

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  2. sundance says:

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  3. Rynn69 says:

    Nicely done article detailing the agenda of the Summit, Sundance. Thank you. This is exciting and historical.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Nigella says:

    Is this good or bad?


    • WSB says:

      Not sure. Could be a head fake.


      • Sunshine says:

        He might use the Pakistan/India excuse to show Kim that he’s not as important as he seems to think he is or that he will never negotiate along unacceptable conditions (I’m thinking money, aka bribes in most parts of the world).

        Another reason could be someone in his family is suddenly dying, such as one of Melania’s parents.

        I can’t think of anything else that would disrupt the meeting so suddenly.

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    • mr.piddles says:


      1.) Trump and team not willing to Just Do Something… as WE did and do expect… but not as everybody else did and does expect of The President.(*)
      2.) Per #1: ‘splody heads. This may be the worst possible outcome for Trump Naysayers… This likely went in 180 degree from what the haters expected.
      3.) Everybody knows where everybody stands. No need to beat around the bush unnecessarily. Waste of time for everybody.
      4.) The Anti-Iran approach to Deal Making. We don’t get stuck with a pile of Poo-Poo.
      5.) Diplomacy continues — presumably — as long as nobody stood up and banged their shoe on the table and stormed out, then nothing gained, nothing lost. We’re right back to where we were 3 days ago. (According to Trump and Pompeo: no hard feelings)
      6.) Michael Cohen public testimony: 12 hour news cycle. This will at least dilute that whole dumpster fire of a sham public spectacle. We’ll see how long MSM is distracted and follows this real news… I’m sure at least a day or day and a half. All I know is: some folks like Shiny Objects; until a More Shiny Object gets dropped on the floor.

      (*) Consider… MSM blowhards thought either or both:
      1.) Trump would “get played” (rehash from the first summit), and/or
      2.) Trump would Just Do Something for a “political win” (I think was Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd’s exact words)

      From my perspective: positive outcome on multiple levels.

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      • Jan says:

        Post news conference: (1) They did make progress in last 36 hours;
        (2) U.S. surprised Kim by their knowledge of where all their facilities are;
        (3) NoKo wanted release of all sanctions; U.S. said no
        (4) Kim said he would not re-start testing weapons;
        (5) Still better off than we were a year ago;
        (6) DS-MSM will go nuts anyway!!

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      • paulraven1 says:

        Nothing will stop the Cohen madness. The media will call this a defeat and blame Trump and his domestic political “unraveling.” It’s their narrative.


        • mr.piddles says:

          “Cohen madness”

          Ha! It’s like Reefer Madness… ‘cept for a shadey, 2-Bit New York Lawyer with a thick Brooklyn drawl…


      • Peoria Jones says:

        Very well thought out, Mr. P. Everything here was a gain. There are no losses.

        Liked by 1 person

      • spoogels says:

        Analysis: Trump walking away from N. Korea increases pressure on Iran

        “Many thought going into the summit that Trump was so desperate for a deal that he would sign almost anything and make major concessions to North Korea in exchange for only partial denuclearization.

        That was clearly what North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wanted.

        From Trump’s press conference, it appears clear that part of the sticking point was North Korea was offering to dismantle its YongByon nuclear facility and possibly others in exchange for a full removal of US sanctions.

        But as Trump and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pointed out, signing that deal would have left the North without a declaration that it will give up all of its nuclear weapons stock and a large number of other facilities.

        If Trump had cut such a deal, Iran could have pushed back against US sanctions and asked why it needs to make more concessions when Pyongyang got a deal without even giving up its nuclear weapons.”



  5. Kimmy K says:

    Sundance post:
    Sarah Sanders informs media the negotiations are ongoing but will wrap up at Metropole in next 30 to 45 minutes and Potus will return to Marriott. Press conference moved up from 4 p.m. to start at 2 p.m. She declined to say whether there would still be a joint signing ceremony but appears unlikely.

    So, the joint signing ceremony appears unlikely…

    Just thinking:
    I wonder if the DS didn’t undermine this Summit somehow?

    Let’s face it, PDJT has had opposition with just about everything he has tried to accomplish. Why would anything be different with this?

    They certainly don’t want him to have a “win” with the Cohen fiasco going on, it would suck the air out of the room on that.

    Just a thought.


    • WSB says:

      Or, having been in long business meetings in SEA, if they can be wrapped up without some long drawn out lunch, everyone heads for an earlier flight/train.


    • sundance says:

      I think Chairman Xi reacted to Kim’s comments about being very open to denuclearization. I think Dragon Xi went bonkers and called the handlers immediately.

      I don’t trust Chol.

      Just my ..02

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      • WSB says:

        Well, that throws some mud on it.


      • Nigella says:

        Something definitely happened…


      • Scott says:

        The most likely answer.

        I’ll guess that parties on both sides are spewing things to derail it. Backdoor channels. One little mistrust issue is all it would take for Kim to hold off.

        I get a sense he wants to, but there is a lot of opposition,.

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        My thinking, too.

        I’d rather have Kim come to USA and sign an agreement at WH (or Mar-a-Lago). Now that would grind the moonbatty Oppositon into dust. Ha!

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        • dallasdan says:

          Kim has embraced and reveled in the exposure and credibility the President has bestowed upon him, and elongating the “negotiations” will continue the international limelight shining upon him. IMO, Kim will play along and make no meaningful concessions as long as the President allows it.

          Moreover, I agree with speculation that Xi reacted very negatively to Kim’s denuclearization comments and jerked Kim’s choke chain, turning the summit into a world-class embarrassment for the President and highlighting Kim’s role as Xi’s puppet. As a consequence, I think the USA-China trade negotiations just went south for China. The President hits back “twice as hard.”

          The White House press release quoted at the top of this article is a very weak attempt at describing a train wreck as a country picnic.

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          • USA First! says:

            I disagree this was a world class embarrassment. In fact President Trump has no reason to be embarrassed at all. He’s doing what real leaders do. They work through problems even with setbacks.

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          • The President got the military expenditure the US needed, sanctions on North Korea, and a respite in North Korea’s provocative behavior. At the same time South Korea and Japan are adding the military equipment needed (e.g., stealth aircraft) to confront North Korea should the situation deteriorate. Thus this new situation, while not ideal, is better than the old arrangement where North Korea was being permitted to do all the testing and development necessary to field a nuclear capability. It will also be difficult for North Korea to return to the past situation and a weak US president in the future to facilitate such a return.

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      • Kimmy K says:

        If that is the case, China may be sorry to waste PDJT’s time? IDK.

        That’s why I usually don’t comment on these type threads, I leave it to the expert, SUNDANCE!

        Thanks for all you do, Sundance, very much appreciated!

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      • Kimmy K says:



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      • Sunshine says:

        Would Xi be that dumb as to pull such a stunt in the midst of a USA/China trade negotiation? If yes, they’ll pay the ultimate price.

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        • sundance says:


          Yes he would.

          From his position he would believe Trump could not retaliate because the March 1st Tariff increase was already taken off the table. But don’t be surprised to see Trump find a way to hit back.

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          • dallasdan says:

            ” But don’t be surprised to see Trump find a way to hit back.”
            Twice as hard

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          • Sunshine says:

            Trump said twice ”We work under a different system – We work under a very different system”.

            The 2nd presser between Trump and Kim clearly showed Trump’s extreme displeasure and Kim’s great nervousness.

            Kim will be returning home with nothing, his head hung in shame. Not even partial denuclearization.

            I agree that China played a big role in interrupting the Hanoi meeting but I also have a feeling that Kim might have been looking toward an important bribe to settle a partial deal because that’s the way these nations operate.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        My thought it was China as stumbling block. The tell might be how that all plays out with them.

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      • Sunshine says:

        “We know the country very well, believe it or not. We know every inch of that country,” Mr. Trump said at the press conference.

        “Confronting Kim with the intelligence may be worth the potential risk to sources and methods,” he added, because “this may allow us to play our long game and undermine Kim’s own long con.”

        “If we have done this,” Mr. Maxwell said, “then we are showing Kim we will not turn a blind eye and that we do not need to make a deal just to make a deal, especially if it is a bad deal.”

        “We have to have more than [Yongbyon],” Mr. Trump told reporters. “We had to have more than that because there are other things that you haven’t talked about, that you haven’t written about, that we found.”

        When asked whether he was referring specifically to a second uranium enrichment plant, Mr. Trump said: “Exactly.”



  6. Troublemaker10 says:

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  7. Troublemaker10 says:

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  8. sundance says:

    Remember, we don’t know the outcome of the Sat/Sun China talks.

    If the MOU is not dragon friendly, Chairman Xi would not be allowing Chairman Kim to get close to POTUS Trump.

    The stronger the stance of the U.S. on China Trade. The less Xi is willing to allow Kim to escape.

    It’s a hostage standoff…. Kim does not control his government; Xi does.

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  9. fred5678 says:

    Kim and Xi did not like rude American press nor KIm’s answer.
    Will press get cold leftovers for supper?

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  10. jupitercomm says:

    I’m glad more people are finally calling him Chairman Kim Jong Un. It hasn’t replaced “dictator” & other low-blows but it’s a start


    • Nigella says:

      His name is Mud now to the Presidents dragging him half way around the Country for this…

      Liked by 3 people

    • yucki says:

      He’s still the ChiCom’s yo-yo.
      It’s a monstrous dictatorship. That’s a fact.
      – He’s perched on top. So “Dictator” isn’t a “low blow”.

      His nuclear testing demolished a mountain, created an environmental disaster for his own country AND his neighbors. That contributes to his lauded willingness to pause testing.
      And now we learn of evidence that the program itself continues at other sites. PTrump’s not pleased.

      Call him “Chairman” or Sweetie-pie. Whatever. We don’t owe him a thing.
      He hasn’t earned – or even started to earn – any title more accurate than Dictator of the Hermit Kingdom.


  11. WSB says:

    Sara Sanders just confirmed via tweet read on Fox…no deals.

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  12. fred5678 says:

    Remember Reykyavik ??

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  13. Troublemaker10 says:

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  14. Summer says:

    I think Xi decided to wait and see if that troublesome guy Trump is taken out by his dear purchased friends in our Congress.
    Sundance, every time you mention the “carefully planned and orchestrated” scenario with trillions on stake, I always think of China scheming behind the scenes, bribing and blackmailing and stirring the pot. Who knows, maybe that DiChi’s driver was not just a spy but he also served as the liaison with the Chinese.

    Waiting for the presser.

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  15. sjp says:

    wow…something changed drastically

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  16. Arrest Soros says:

    Asians can be very easily offended, especially their leaders in World forums.
    I think the following may have upset Kim.

    Perot Conservative says:
    February 28, 2019 at 1:20 am

    You guys skipped a BIG one!!

    Some snarky reporter asks Chairman Kim, “Will you be discussing human rights?”

    **Hot topic, wrong time.** Translator translates. … Pause…

    President Trump: “We’re discussing everything.”

    TRANSLATION: Trump just interceded, took pressure off of Chairman Kim, no losing face.

    Perfect “Save”.

    Was it a perfect save or a “lost in translation” situation?
    When POTUS says “We’re discussing everything”, he is trying to palm off the sensitive question. But it may have been translated/understood as “yes we’re discussing human rights” which would be a huge….HUGE no no as far as Kim is concerned.

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    • Carson Napier says:

      If Bolton, or anyone else, said, “you must discuss human rights”, he should be shot.


    • myrightpenguin says:

      John Roberts on Fox seems to be thinking on the same lines, but I still think it more probable that this was China/Xi at work. We know in the first summit Kim was on the phone to China towards the end where the request was made regarding U.S. / South Korea joint military exercises.

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    • spoogels says:

      Warmbier negotiator gives Trump advice for next Kim summit


  17. fred5678 says:

    The_Donald commenter said BBC is giddily celebrating “no deal”.


  18. Troublemaker10 says:

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  19. Does Xi think he’s going to get a China Trade Deal before POTUS locks in NK Denuclearization?

    Tariff Man might have something to say about it.

    USCOC playing “block-the-President” behind the scenes.


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  20. Idiot Ed Henry: “President Trump came all this way, and he didn’t get a deal.”

    Riiight. $21 BILLION Deal SIGNED for Vietnam to purchase aircraft, engines and aircraft services.

    Approaching 10% of Vietnam’s GDP.

    Liked by 9 people

  21. Anon says:

    Tough question on Otto Warmbier. Miss that kid!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peoria Jones says:

      In the press conference posted by SD above, POTUS speaks openly about the Warmbier situation. Very interesting. POTUS states that while the other hostages came back ok, he believes that something very bad happened to Otto and the top leadership didn’t know abbout it.

      POTUS says they talked about it, and he believes that Kim wouldn’t have approved of such abuse, as there was nothing for Kim to gain from it.

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  22. Mr. G says:

    I believe Occam’s razor applies here bigly:

    China controls NK and Xi is stalling until his bought and paid for Congress Criminals impeach our POTUS. Prepare NOW for POTUS to be impeached in the HR and convicted in the Senate.

    Romney will vote AGAINST impeachment but it will happen anyway. Then Romney will try and portray himself as a supporter of Trump’s policies to get elected POTUS in 2020.

    Will We the People let this happen? My bet is yes.

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    • JoD says:

      More coffee?…..Too much coffee?

      Liked by 2 people

    • fred5678 says:

      Clinton impeachment redux.
      House impeaches, Senate doesn’t get 67.
      Back to work.

      Liked by 2 people

    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Did you actually watch any of the Cohen hearings?

      It’s a clown show…….Impeachment?……….no…….they’ll have to come up with more than a convicted, lying lawyer, and his lying lawyer, and zero evidence to impeach.

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    • T7pericles says:

      Fantasy! March 18 should be interesting we will see

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    • Kimmy K says:

      Mr G says:

      “China controls NK and Xi is stalling until his bought and paid for Congress Criminals impeach our POTUS. Prepare NOW for POTUS to be impeached in the HR and convicted in the Senate.”

      Stop right there!

      If that happens….
      then it’s Red, White and Blue vest time to inforce the Constitution which is being shredded daily.

      “The Constitution’s first three words—We the People—affirm that the government of the United States exists to SERVE IT’S CITIZENS.

      That’s been upside down for a while now! Its almost past time to remind our “servants” of that.


      That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

      If we don’t, we only have ourselves to blame.

      Pray it doesn’t come to that.

      May God bless America, may He guide and protect PDJT, his family and administration.

      Goodnight Treepers!
      MAGA/KAG/Trump 2020!

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    • tonyE says:

      Trump still holds some extremely important cards.

      If he forces the reclassification and release of all the Clinton, Obola, FISA, Uranium, Fast and Furious, IRS, Democrats in Congress working to undermine investigations in concert with the Obola Admin, etc…. then suddenly a lot of those Dems in Congress might be facing their own jail sentences, or at least force to resign.

      I wonder to what degree the current behavior of the Dems in Congress is born out of desperation that Trump holds a lot of info on their illegal activities.

      The same goes for the CoC RINOs.

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  23. I thought the presser was very strong.
    Trump and Pompeo were straightforward, answered all the questions fairly. The press seemed a lot more respectful than usual as well.

    So much better for POTUS to hold the line rather than give away (via sanction relief) too soon. They got close, and now Kim will have to think about continuing to deal with sanctions–when perhaps many were hoping for relief.

    Certainly there could be convergence with China as well, but it might be as simple as lots of progress but not quite enough. Kim did offer some–but not all and enough concessions on nuclear disarmament. We don’t want to act early and regret it later (Reagan and Reykjavik vs. Kerry with Iran)

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    • fred5678 says:

      No more cognac this year for YOU, Kim!

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      Presser was exceptional. POTUS looks totally in command and relaxed.

      My takeaway was this — the level of US intel was better than what Kim expected. Thus, when Kim offered to shut down a couple of areas in exchange for ending sanctions, he was not prepared for POTUS and Pompeo to come back with “that’s nice, but you still have “Area A” and “Area B” and “Area C”, and we can’t end sanctions unless you are willing to talk about those, too.”

      Think Kim just needs more time to absorb that POTUS knows every facility and every inch of land there. There’s no hiding, and the sanctions are only coming off with very meaningful drawing-down of facilities.

      Great work by POTUS and Pompeo. Watching the presser was very reassuring. We are in great hands.

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      • Sunshine says:

        Well said.
        Kim arrives in Hanoi ready to fool Trump.
        Trump: ”We know every inch of that country.”
        Kim leaves Hanoi with panic in his heart, thinking USA technology and intelligence on the ground.
        It’s a win-win for Trump.

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  24. Carson Napier says:

    If 20 Republican Senators voted to impeach (convict) President Trump, and that’s what it would take to get to the needed 67, the Republican Party will have destroyed itself, not for a generation, but forever.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Maquis says:

      If not the Nation itself.

      Liked by 1 person

    • spoogels says:

      Well bombard them with emails and phone calls and let them know

      Liked by 1 person

    • tonyE says:

      If that were to happen we’d have the Calimexistan syndrome at a National level: the polity votes laws for itself to cement its hold in power. “Vote harvesting” is illegal everywhere except in Calimexistan.

      I think that if the Polity voted to oust Trump it would be time for Coup d’Etat. Trump should force a Constitutional Crisis, call a National Emergency, release ALL FBI and DOJ information and hole himself in the White House.

      I figure the Texas National Guard will quickly came up to his rescue.

      Note: If only it wasn’t so humid in TX…

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  25. Troublemaker10 says:

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  26. ~Looks like those Chinese Goods Tariffs are going to be bumped up to 25% from 10% Now.~
    LOL…That Chinese ‘Panda Face’ Mask isn’t going to melt off…Pres.Trump is going to take a CUTTING-TORCH to it Now.

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  27. A2 says:

    I just watched the presser after the abrupt cancellation of further talks and the lunch.

    No deal. Better than a bad deal. This was predictable. The President handled the questions from all international media and called on Sec Pompeo at certain points.

    Just get over that His Porcine Majesty will cave on any points that his dad and grandad mapped over the past.

    Vietnam, I believe sent a big tanker of oil to NK as a bribe to get him there. He will stay for a couple of days as a state visit.

    For those who wonder about China, yes they were helpful because Kim’s train could not travel through China without being pulled by China’s engines. Stopping at the border with Vietnam, thus the car journey.

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  28. aisheschayal says:

    It is impressive that President Trump is able to hold off the deal until it’s right, maintain the sanctions, keep the dialog open, and even talks about compassion for the NK people as evidenced when that SK reporter pressured him about increasing sanctions against NK.

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  29. roccoboy1 says:

    I think walking away was brilliant. It is not hard to imagine that from Kim’s perspective he might have thought he could get away with giving less because of Trump situation at home. The Cohen hearing was designed to deliver soundbites about the President’s character which I am sure Kim thought would prompt Trump to perhaps give in more because he wanted to walk away with a deal to counter the never ending bad press at home. I think he underestimated Trump and this will serve Trump negotiating position going forward quite well. Very impressed with press conference.

    Trump deserves so much better than what he is getting. He is doing such an impressive job as President while being attacked by people/institutions that have no interest in what is good for the country but rather a Machiavellian approach to toppling Trump and regaining power. It is just so sad and infuriating. I can only hope that with the negativity being is so over the top more people will have their eyes opened about how irrational it is.

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  30. sunnyflower5 says:

    The third summit will happen soon.

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    • a2 says:

      I have to disagree. Unless certain principals are agreed, there will be no summits in the short/longterm. Kim needs to feel the sanctions and the US and UN need to enforce them.

      Kim will try to gain maximum press about this meeting. Denuke, not that much. He is staying on in Vietnam to view their factories, many funded by SK, but he will spin his visit as holding hands with his compatriots in Vietnam, as they sent hundreds of military to fight the American ‘imperialists’. So Vietnam is threading the needle here. Look what benefits we have with having peace with the US, but then we also have a long relationship with NK helping us to defeat the US. It is Asians, like Vietnam who may have some leverage with a cult leader who knows that opening his economy may mean his demise. His Porcine Majesty will pay more attention to his asian neighbors than the US.

      He like his grand and and father was adept at fending off China and Russia during the comintern era. Those lessons have not been lost. The only thing they agreed on was America was the existential enemy.

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  31. James Street says:

    President Trump has been thinking, refining and strategizing about this day for 30 years. This is an excerpt from his book “TRUMP: Surviving at the Top” published in 1990.

    “That’s why I’m now making a modest proposal.

    I think America should call on its corporate leaders, independent dealmakers, and other nonpolitical public figures who emerged during the past two decades to help us forge a new relationship with the rest of the world. I’m suggesting that these people form a kind of all–star panel that would oversee America’s negotiations with Japan, Europe, and other areas needing special attention. The blue–ribbon volunteers would be vested with as much authority as our Constitution would permit.

    Listed below are some of the people I’d choose for this job. I have watched them work, and in some cases I’ve negotiated with them one–on–one. I can assure you that, if given a free rein, they could reverse America’s eroding economic status and enhance our country’s statue as a role model for the rest of the world in a matter of months.

    Jack Welch, of General Electric
    Henry Kravis of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, the country’s leading practitioner of leveraged buyouts
    Steve Ross of Time Warner
    Martin Davis, chairman of Paramount Communications
    Bob or Sid Bass, investors extraordinaires
    Michael Eisner, CEO of Disney
    Ron Perelman, another LBO wizard, who owns Revlon
    Ted Turner, the broadcaster
    Carl Icahn, the boss of TWA

    If I were selected to serve on this council, I know the first thing I’d propose: the imposition of a 20 percent tax on imports from Japan, Germany, and other countries that don’t play by the rules. That money–which would amount to billions of dollars–could reduce the federal deficit and pay for education, housing, and medical care in poor areas throughout America. So what if the Japanese slapped a tax on us in response? The fact is, the effect would be negligible because we buy a whole lot more from the Japanese than we sell them.”

    – Donald Trump in his book “TRUMP: Surviving at the Top” published in 1990
    Page 222

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      How about this one?
      The President, Xi, and Kim meet in Mara Lago abd sign two deals at once…….

      Exploding heads all over the planet………it is possible

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  32. The Chinese will not give the President anything that will facilitate his reelection. They are hoping things revert back “to normal” where the degenerate democrat base vote a traitor back into the White House so that the further looting of America can continue.

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  33. spoogels says:

    Joel Pollak: no deal is better than a bad deal with North Korea

    I quote this:

    Having reporters shout at Trump about Michael Cohen’s testimony on Capitol Hill — amplifying Democrats’ efforts to bring down the president — weakened Trump’s leverage in negotiations.

    The principle that politics stops at the water’s edge ought to apply to journalists, too. More is at stake than clicks and retweets.”

    I think this spooked Kim
    He probably thinks Trump won’t be around for long

    They should not have allowed any scumbag lying Press around
    This is unpatriotic.


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  34. Lester Smith says:

    Art of the deal baby. Trump cuts off talks walks away from table. This is how it’s done, let kim know Trump is no fool and not afraid to say no even knowing msm and uniparty will pick him apart. Kim took a chance that Trump was wreaked after Democrat tribunal with Mr Rat and could dictate terms. Trump showed he has a bigger set then all of them. Kim knows his actions has caused the screws to tighten. China is using Kim to test the waters to see if Trump will bend. I believe a deal could have been made but for the evil forces at work in America.I have a feeling as soon as the Mr mules report is released Trump will release the kraken. Declassify, declassify, declassify. Can’t wait to see these S. O. B.s get exposed.

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