Donald Trump hailed Kim Jong Un as a “great leader” as the two men opened their second summit in Vietnam. The leaders posed for photographs before offering some brief opening comments—although Trump didn’t respond to shouted questions from the press about revelations by this former lawyer, Michael Cohen, which threaten to overshadow the events in Hanoi. Trump said to the North Korean leader: “I think your country has tremendous economic potential, unbelievable, unlimited. I think that you will have a tremendous future for your country, you’re a great leader and I look forward to watching it happen and helping it to happen.” Kim reportedly said: “We have been able to overcome all the obstacles and here we are today.” The pair are expected to have a one-on-one meeting to begin the summit followed by a dinner with guests.
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