Tracking Trump: president tries his best to befriend Kim Jong-un

Trump bemoans his inability to buddy up to the North Korean leader, as his son and son-in-law face more trouble in the Russia inquiry

Trump bemoans his inability to buddy up to the North Korean leader, as his son and son-in-law face more trouble in the Russia inquiry

Do you remember coming home from school to tell your mother or father another kid had been nasty to you in the playground? And all you wanted was to be his friend?

Poor Donald. Maybe get some sleep. This has been a long trip and you’ve had to deal with some difficult geopolitical issues. Things never seem quite as bad in the morning. I’m sure Kim just wants to be your friend, too. He has a funny way of showing it, that’s all.

Another friendship was proving tricky for Trump, too. Do you remember at school when all of your friends picked on one of your schoolmates and blamed them for something – say, trying to influence a foreign election using an army of bots and leaked emails – and you were the only one who believed they didn’t do it?

Oh, and in Congress, the US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, acknowledged that a former Trump campaign aide had informed him during the 2016 election about ties to Russian officials, appearing to contradict his own previous testimony.

 

November 20, 2017

Sources:` Guardian ; Guardian ; Guardian

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