'The worst of times often create the best opportunities to make good deals' - Donald Trump, 'The Art of the Deal'
There's an old Vulcan proverb... 'Only Nixon could go to China'. -Spock, 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country'
The governments of the United States of American and Republic of Korea (ROK) have announced leader Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has extended an invitation to President Donald Trump to meet “by May”. President Trump has accepted the invitation, according to US officials.
A South Korean government delegation delivered the message to Washington following a visit to Pyongyang, where they met with the North Korean leader.
It remains to be seen if and where the meetings may take place. DPRK and ROK officials had announced a meeting between the Korean leaders at the Panmunjom Truce Village in the Demilitarised Zone. Perhaps President Trump will find himself in Pyongyang, where his very orange-haired likeness already exists at the Korean Film Studio sharing a drink with none other than the young Hillary Clinton (see below).
I must also confess that I may now be honour-bound to follow through on my part of a Faustian bargain and vote for Donald Trump in 2020 (pending a significant 'deal' between the two states).
In all seriousness, this author is sincerely hopeful about the potential outcomes of any direct talks between the DPRK and US. And with that, I'll leave you with a quote from The Art of the Deal.
'The worst of times often create the best opportunities to make good deals'
Let's hope for the best.
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