Trump-Kim summit: Powerful on symbolism, weak on substance

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COMMENTARY

by James Trottier

The Globe & Mail
June 12, 2018

The setting in Singapore was worthy of an encounter between rival monarchs as U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shook hands at the most improbable of summits.

For Mr. Kim, being greeted as a peer by the leader of a superpower added immeasurably to his legitimacy and status.

For Mr. Trump it was an opportunity to do what his predecessors had declined to do, despite the fact that he agreed to the meeting impulsively, with nothing in return.

Image credit: AFP 2018/Saul Loeb

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