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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is eager to hold a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.Trump may still fancy himself a world-class dealmaker, but the truth is that Kim like Russian President Vladimir Putin has got Trump's number.Kim's bonhomie (real or feigned) and promises of denuclearization have muted Trump's threats, brought the South Korean government closer to his side, and eroded international sanctions against his regime.The relationship Kim has forged with Trump is thus an historic and personal success.This stonewalling suggests that Kim has read Trump well.Trump's narcissism, hunger for the spotlight, and desperation to match former President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize are all Kim needs to know about the man. By agreeing to another summit while slow-rolling preliminary talks, Kim is reconnoitering Trump's bottom line.No doubt, Kim is hoping Trump's impulsiveness will lead him to fold.Since declaring in June that North Korea is "no longer a nuclear threat," Trump has backpedaled on virtually all of his demands, dropped his draconian deadlines, and failed even to hint that Kim's foot-dragging is a cause for concern.
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