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Trump and Kim Jong Un are pen pals again

A letter from President Trump was hand-delivered to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang this past weekend. The two leaders are reportedly due to meet in person for a second summit soon, and the letter may indicate the details of those talks are close to being finalized.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in suggested as much in an address last week. "The second North Korea-United States summit — to take place soon — and a reciprocal visit to Seoul by Chairman Kim Jong Un of North Korea will be other turning points that will firmly solidify peace on the Korean Peninsula," he said.

Trump has spoken enthusiastically of his correspondence with Kim in the past. "I like him. He likes me. I guess that's okay. Am I allowed to say that?" he rhapsodized in September. "He wrote me beautiful letters. And they are great letters. We fell in love."