While Donald Trump is gloating over his new “friendship” with North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un, the rest of us in here in the real world are extremely nervous and wondering about what will come out of the North Korea summit. It seems there is always something a little “off” when Trump is too confident about something, and we’re not the only ones who know that. Russia — the home of Trump’s other BFF, Vladimir Putin, knows it as well.
In several headlines that will have Trump launching one of his Twitter temper tantrums, many of Russia’s main media sources are reporting that the North Korea summit held in Singapore was a major win — for Kim. For Trump, it was an exercise in “being manipulated.” Ouch!
BBC Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg reported that Russian newspapers have been reporting how much Kim had the upper hand over Trump, as the brutal dictator “got something and gave almost nothing in return.”
Another paper pointed out that the “positive results for the White House are less obvious” than what Kim walked away with. It gets more depressing, though — just wait. The Russian foreign policy analyst who was quoted in this particular paper said that “a little bit of flattery” and Trump’s false impression that he accomplished something “strengthens his self-confidence and his exaggerated belief that he is an outstanding negotiator.”
The paper also reported that Trump’s ego, when coupled with his unwillingness to listen to any of the experts at his disposal, makes Trump an easy target to “being manipulated by his negotiating partners.”
Putin would know that better than anyone else, right?!
The Russian press is calling the Singapore summit a “PR success” & “victory” for Kim Jong-un. One paper warns that Trump’s “exaggerated self-belief in his powers of negotiation” puts the US president “at risk of manipulation by his negotiating partners.” pic.twitter.com/gTBzwUkm6L
— Steve Rosenberg (@BBCSteveR) June 13, 2018
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