It was a show, staged for the benefit of the two main participants, and they both got what they came for. They were bound to get it, since they had the power to define the meeting as either a success or a failure.
North Korean President Kim Jong-un meets with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore for their historic summit. At the end of the summit, Trump said of their meeting: 'We both want to do something. We both are going to do something. And we have developed a very special bond.' Photograph courtesy of the White House
LONDON, U.K.–If the Singapore meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un had been a zero-sum game, then Trump definitely lost. But maybe it wasn’t.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'