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Donald Trump’s Strange Letter to Kim Jong Un

The president sent a terse note to North Korea’s leader, citing “the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement.”
Source: Lee Jin-man / AP

It was going to be the first meeting between an American president and a North Korean leader in history—an audacious effort to resolve the crisis over North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons. But on Thursday—after days of bitter back-and-forth between a nuclear test site as a show of good faith—the White House abruptly announced that the June 12 summit in Singapore would not take place.

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