Source: Simon Jenkins in The Guardian, April 28
So Kim Jong-un is just a 27-year-old millennial for whom it must have been “very hard” to lead his country at such an age. His ally, China’s president Xi Jinping, is a “very good man who I got to know really well and loves his country”. He is trying hard to resolve the “very difficult” Korean crisis. Of course Xi “doesn’t want to see turmoil and death and would like to do something to resolve things”. But “perhaps it’s possible he can’t”. So muses Donald Trump at the end of “opening bids” of his North Korean crisis….
North Korea is no property deal, but it is a diplomatic crisis conducted by a dealer. As such Trump appears to reveal a surprising emotional intelligence towards Kim and Xi. These are early days in the age of the Great Disrupter. But at least, here at the start, we have a sign of a man thinking like a human being.