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Inside the summit: Talks with aliens, familiar frustrations

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump got the history-making handshake he wanted with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Now, with the smiling snapshot a part of history, new details are emerging about the bizarre behind-the-scenes negotiations that led up to the summit - and about the president's post-summit frustrations with how it's being portrayed.
Setting up the Singapore meeting was no easy feat for the technically still-warring heads of state, requiring planners to accommodate confounding requests and paranoia. But neither has it been easy for Trump to sell the plan to a doubting class of...
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White House: Trump's Salute to North Korean General a ‘Common Courtesy'

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The White House is defending President Donald Trump's decision to return a military salute to a North Korean three-star general.
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North Korean state media's most famous announcer is a 74-year-old grandmother who Trump said should be on US cable new

North Korean state media's most famous announcer is a 74-year-old grandmother who Trump said should be on US cable new

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Ri Chun Hee, one of the most recognizable faces in North Korea, has resurfaced to report on Kim Jong Un's meeting with President Donald Trump.
Trump reportedly joked that her trademark enthusiasm and lavishing of praise towards the country's leadership would be great for US television.
Ri's affinity for bright-pink traditional dresshas earned her the affectionate title of "Pink Lady."
Since retiring, Ri still announces major national events in her signature enthusiastic broadcasting style.
Ri Chun Hee, the lively news reader for North Korea's state-run TV channel KCTV, resurfaced this week...
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“Trump may be the most corrupt businessman in America”

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Washington Post opinion columnist Paul Waldman joins us in today's UnPresidented podcast to discuss Trump corruption, North Korea, Canada trade, and the breaking New York Attorney General suit against the Trump empire.
This is a 5-minute excerpt of the 66-minute episode. Premium patrons can listen to the entire episode, and support our podcast, here .
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Trump Reportedly Tried To Push Up Kim Meeting Because He Was Bored

Trump Reportedly Tried To Push Up Kim Meeting Because He Was Bored

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He also praised North Korea's state-run media and said it was kinder than Fox News.
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After the Summit, North Korea Shows Trump in a Striking New Light

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North Koreans are getting a new look at President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It's a far cry from the “dotard” label their government slapped on him last year.
Previously, even on a good day, the best he might get was “Trump.” No honorifics. No signs of respect. Now, he's being called “the president of the United States of America.” Or “President Donald J. Trump.”
Even “supreme leader.”
The post-summit transformation of North Korea's official version of Trump, who's now...
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Trump jokes that a North Korean TV anchor who heaps praise on Kim Jong Un should work on cable news in the US

Trump jokes that a North Korean TV anchor who heaps praise on Kim Jong Un should work on cable news in the US

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President Donald Trump noticed how positively North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was being portrayed by the regime's news anchor on North Korean television.
While in Singapore for his summit with Kim Jong Un, Trump compared the TV anchor, whose name is Ri Chun-hee, to someone who could work for Fox News in the US.
The joke is a nod to Fox News' coverage of Trump, which has frequently been criticized as overly deferential to the president.
President Donald Trump watched a bit of North Korean television while he was in Singapore for his summit with Kim Jong Un , and the coverage of the North...
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'Why can't we just do it?' Trump nearly upended North Korea summit with abrupt changes

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Some of the most intense drama surrounding President Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un came not across the negotiating table, but in the days and hours leading up to Tuesday's historic meeting - a behind-the-scenes flurry of commotion prompted by Trump himself. After arriving...
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The Latest: Ambassador nominee says NKorea nuke threat real

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President Donald Trump's choice to be the next ambassador to South Korea has told senators that he believes the U.S. must continue to worry about the nuclear threat from North Korea
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Trump Was So ‘Bored' Before North Korea Summit That He Almost Rescheduled It

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The only reason Trump stuck to the originally planned summit schedule is that he knew he would get wall-to-wall media coverage.
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‘Why can't we just do it?': Trump nearly upended summit with abrupt changes

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Some of the most intense drama surrounding the meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was caused by the president himself.
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After summit, North Korea shows Trump in striking new light

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PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Koreans are getting a new look at President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It's a far cry from the "dotard" label their government slapped on him last year.
Previously, even on a good day, the best he might get was "Trump." No honorifics. No signs of respect. Now, he's being called "the president of the United States of America." Or "President Donald J. Trump."
Even "supreme leader.
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