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‘He doesn’t deserve a Nobel’: Korea-based professor explains how Trump has bungled Kim nuke talks

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President Donald Trump’s high-stakes meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place in the coming weeks — but it’s increasingly clear that neither the president nor his advisers know what the outcome will be.

Robert E. Kelly, a professor of political science who teaches in Korea, writes on Twitter that Trump has essentially been tricked into holding a major summit with Kim, and he isn’t sure how the president will react once he realizes that North Korea has no real plans to scrap its nuclear arsenal.

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“It increasingly looks like the [South Korean President Moon Jae-in] administration overstated North Korea’s willingness to deal,” Kelly writes. “Moon likely exaggerated this to tie Trump to a diplomatic track to prevent him from backsliding into last year’s war-threats which scared the daylights out of South Koreans.”

Kelly then writes that a more cool-headed president would have taken some time to consider various factors before agreeing to meet with Kim — but, argues Kelly, Trump likely had visions of a Nobel Peace Prize, which led to him accepting the offer less than an hour after it was made.

However, Kelly believes that this fluffing of Trump could have a serious price tag, as he might eventually realize that he’s been played.

“None of this Trump-whispering is true: NK is not going to denuclearize; NK was not driven to negotiate by maximum pressure (they chose to negotiate, because they established nuclear deterrence with the US mainland); and Trump does not deserve a Nobel, because, well, I am pretty sure that threatening national genocide at the United Nations – ‘totally destroy North Korea’ – is a disqualifier,” he writes.

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West Virginia’s billionaire GOP governor busted for Trump-like business corruption while in office

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This article was produced in partnership between the Charleston Gazette-Mail and ProPublica. By Ken Ward, Jr.

Last fall, Gov. Jim Justice called reporters to his office in the West Virginia Capitol for a hastily arranged news conference.

Sitting behind a table and flanked by GOP lawmakers, the governor touted the latest budget surplus and announced a proposed pay raise for teachers and a plan to fix the state’s underfunded public employee health care plan.

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Trump may ‘undo his presidency’ — with Republicans backing impeachment: CNN’s conservative anchor

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President Donald Trump's presidency is in peril as Republican lawmakers condemn the administration for green-lighting Turkey's ethnic cleansing of Kurds in northern Syria.

"President Trump this week set fire to the emoluments clause by announcing his own resort would host the G-7 summit. His Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, set fire to his boss’s innocence admitting on camera to the very thing Trump is being investigated for and possibly impeached over," CNN's S.E. Cupp said.

"Donald Trump has put the Republican Party through a lot. Most have gone willingly along with him -- kids in cages, a trade war, protecting Putin, honoring Kim Jong-Un, breaking the law, the lies, the insults, the fake news, the rape allegations. Defending the president over the indefensible has become something of a cottage industry for Republican lawmakers, few of whom have ever dared to call him out," she noted.

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Boris Johnson said he would rather be ‘dead in a ditch’ than delay Brexit — but just asked to extend deadline

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to demand he delay Britain's October 31 departure date.

In a phonecall with European Council President Donald Tusk after the vote, Johnson said he would send the letter mandated by MPs to seek more time, a EU source told AFP.

"The PM confirmed that the letter would be sent to Tusk today," the source said.

"Tusk will on that basis start consulting EU leaders on how to react. This may take a few days," he added.

Tusk said on Twitter that he was "waiting for the letter".

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