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Trump's North Korea Nobel buzz could die with John Bolton

Posted On: May 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Politico

Donald Trump wants a deal with North Korea. His national security adviser thinks the North Koreans can't be dealt with. And North Korea thinks he's “human scum.” North Korea's latest diatribe against the United States - and specifically a “repugnant” national security adviser, John Bolton - spotlights a core tension within the Trump administration as the president seeks a nuclear deal with North Korea that he hopes might earn him a Nobel Peace Prize. Bolton is famously contemptuous of what he considers naïve U.S. diplomacy with foreign adversaries who can only be trusted to cheat and lie. Prominent on his list is North Korea itself, which he has written “will never give up nuclear weapons voluntarily,” calling past U.S. diplomatic forays with the country “embarrassments.” Trump, too, believes America has struck “terrible deals” for decades. And he shared Bolton's intense animus for the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump torpedoed last week. But in the case of North Korea, even some Trump supporters worry the...

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