Singapore summit is a big win for Kim Jong Un

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses why North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un is benefiting more from the Singapore summit than the U.S.

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Kim Jong-un is winning the Singapore summit

By Tim Stanley
The Telegraph

People watching the Kim Jong-un meet Donald Trump on a TV at a railway station in Seoul

People watching the Kim Jong-un meet Donald Trump on a TV at a railway station in Seoul CREDIT:JUNG YEON-JE/AFP

Kim Jong-un is winning the summit here in Singapore. It’s true that Donald Trump has secured a number of concessions from North Korea in exchange for political engagement: Hostage releases and a pledge to suspend the nuclear programme. But diplomacy is a propaganda war, and Kim has proven to be sophisticated at manipulating opinion.

It began before the meeting with Mr Trump, when he left his hotel on Monday night to go for a waddle around Singapore. Kim was greeted with cheers; politicians asked for a selfie. Bearing in mind that he is a dictator with the power of life and death over millions (something he routinely exercises) this transformation into a happy tourist was remarkable – and continued…

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