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It was hard to understand the purpose of the North Korea meeting in the first place. Every expert around said that Kim Sung Un would NEVER give up his nuclear capability. But Trump went to Hanoi anyway, with seemingly no plan to guide him in negotiations other than his gut. It is good that his gut told him finally that he was not going to be able to charm Kim Sung Un into making major concessions -- never. Perhaps some modest concessions in return for the removal of sanctions. But in the end, he could not strike a small deal or the big deal he sought that would get him and Kim the Nobel Peace Prize.
On the other hand, Kim Sung Un got the photo ops and Trump's admission that Kim Sung Un was not involved in the torture and death of American Otto Wambier. From the Washington Examiner:
"Talking in Vietnam on Thursday about Kim's role in the fate of Warmbier, who died in June 2017, Trump said: "He felt badly about it. He felt very badly." He added that the two leaders had discussed Warmbier’s death privately. He added: "He tells me that he didn't know about it and I will take him at his word.""
Trump walked away from any deal, and in this case, "no deal" could be construed as a victory for America because most political experts were highly worried that the ill prepared Trump would be talked into something bad for America.
It is also fitting that the North Korea version of the reasons for the failure of the summit were different from that of Trump and his staff. Who should we believe? Honestly?
Yahoo News: Pelosi: Kim Jong Un the 'big winner' of summit with Trump