Why did Trump's negotiations with Kim Jong Un collapse?

Is this the end of the peace effort?

Kim and Trump in Hanoi
(Image credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Maybe President Trump is a tougher negotiator than we thought.

There was a line of thinking ahead of Trump's summit this week with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the president would be so eager to get something that appeared to be a deal — and so eager, too, for the praise and possible Nobel Peace Prize that might come with it — that he would end up giving away a lot and getting little in return. That wasn't an unreasonable belief: Trump had declared his previous summit with Kim a success without getting much beyond vague assurances from the dictator. Why would this time be any different?

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