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What really worries South Koreans: Trump

North Korea’s totalitarian ruler Kim Jong Un

IN THE ESCALATING STANDOFF BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP and Kim Jong Un, Seoul is ground zero. Just 35 miles from the demilitarized zone, the metropolitan area of 25 million, with its fashionable, upscale entertainment bars, globe-spanning banks and new 123-story Lotte Group building, could be wiped off the map in any conflict by North Korea’s artillery, let alone its ever improving nuclear arsenal.

But it’s not Kim that the urbane population of this capital is most worried about. It is Trump’s seeming indifference

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