I’m not surprised, this always seemed unlikely. I supposed you can say that Trump played Kim, given that Kim blew up his nuclear test facility earlier today, but on the other hand, most assessments were that the facility had been damaged beyond repair by the nuclear tests so it’s not much of a loss for North Korea. On the other hand, if the US is seen as using diplomacy as a ruse, and not negotiating in good faith, that will hurt our ability to negotiate in the future. Thinking it is a good idea would definitely fit with Trump’s zero-sum worldview though.

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