Trump was outfoxed in Singapore

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The parents of Otto Warmbier, the American student who died after a 15-month imprisonment in North Korea, said Tuesday they are hopeful "something positive" can come from President Trump's historic summit with dictator Kim Jong Un.

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a statement Tuesday promoting "mutual confidence building" to "promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". Denuclearization is rewarded by US "security guarantees".

Trump said next week he will get together with national security adviser John Bolton and his team to go over details of the next steps.

Reporters first got a look at this absolutely batshit 4-minute video when it was played just before Trump emerged after the Singapore summit to answer questions. But that, by itself, does little to reduce the North Korean threat.

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And without informing South Korea, he unilaterally called off the war games that Seoul and Washington have been conducting close to the North Korean border, noting that Pyongyang had found them "very provocative". "Very smart, very good negotiator".

But Rocky Kim says Trump failed by not pushing him to commit to a timeline for getting rid of nuclear weapons, calling it a "painted peace to show to the world".

But a slushy "freeze-for-freeze"-with no decisive steps toward denuclearization-is precisely what President Trump has agreed to: a freeze of joint USA and South Korean military exercises in exchange for a continued freeze on North Korean nuclear and missile testing, accompanied by no concrete North Korean commitment to freeze further development of its nuclear and missile programs".

"I showed it because I really want him to do something", Trump said. The narrator references some of Trump's main arguments to Kim, namely that eliminating his nuclear stockpile would allow his country to benefit economically and re-enter the world community. But in a media blitz after the summit, he brushed aside and deflected criticism of North Korea's human-rights record under Kim, calling Kim "funny", "smart", and "talented".

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Speaking at a press conference after the summit, Trump said he expected the denuclearization process to start "very, very quickly". Will the world embrace this change?

Ms Bishop's opposition counterpart Penny Wong echoed concerns that North Korea might not follow through on its promise.

Trump said he had raised the issue of human rights with Kim, and he believed the North Korean leader wanted to "do the right thing".

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