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President Trump Has Some Awfully Kind Words For Kim Jong Un

President Trump has nice things to say about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what that might mean.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with U.S. President Trump during their summit on June 12 in Singapore. Source: Handout

Politics — and real life — brim with contradictions and insincerities. Sometimes, that's for the best.

Winston Churchill despised communism and Josef Stalin. But when Adolf Hitler's Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, Churchill leaped to support Stalin's USSR and explained, "If Hitler invaded hell,

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