Trump in a tight corner ahead of Hanoi summit

The US president could do with a headline-grabbing breakthrough as he prepares to meet his North Korean opposite number, Kim Jong-un, in Vietnam

24th February, 2019
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Kim Jong-un with Donald Trump at their summit in Singapore last June Picture: Getty

It’s been dubbed The Fat and the Furious Part II. This week’s Hanoi summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un comes at a good time for the US president, whose administration could use a box office hit right now.

Washington DC has become an uncomfortable place for Trump in 2019. Speculation about the Robert Mueller report has reached fever pitch. On Friday, House Democrats introduced a resolution to block Trump’s national...

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