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“Kim Jong-Un had a lot of space to get something done with the United States, saw Trump as being over a barrel, had a lot of problems at home, saw that Trump got a deal done on the new NAFTA… As a consequence, he pushed a maximalist position against Trump, and Trump walked,”
-Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group
The quick breakdown in the Trump-Kim Jong-Un summit in Hanoi has gotten different interpretations from many experts, so we turned to one of our top foreign policy guests, Ian Bremmer, President of the Eurasia Group and host of PBS’s ” G-Zero World.” Ian was somewhat surprised at the lack of anything concrete coming out of the talks, especially since the President needed a hike in the polls and a general feeling he wouldn’t have participated without feeling sure of success. He also pointed out that Trump and Kim are arguably the world’s two most inexperienced governmental negotiators.
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