Trump-Kim Singapore summit

Donald Trump's script for world peace in 7 scenes

 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump walking together before their summit at Capella Singapore, on June 12, 2018.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump walking together before their summit at Capella Singapore, on June 12, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Show begins with ceremonious handshake and ends with well-choreographed signing

If Mr Donald Trump's former long-running reality TV show The Apprentice was meant to showcase the real estate tycoon's business acumen, his latest blockbuster, set on the sunny shores of Sentosa, was surely the American President's ambitious attempt at brandishing his newly honed political chops.

He enlisted the North Koreans, specifically the most vilified villain on earth - a nuclear-testing-trigger-happy "Rocket Man" - to be his co-stars.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2018, with the headline 'Trump's script for world peace in 7 scenes'. Print Edition | Subscribe