Washington backs Trump's decision to walk away from Hanoi summit without a deal

US President Donald Trump says he had walked away from a nuclear deal at a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because of unacceptable North Korean demands to lift punishing US-led sanctions.
US President Donald Trump speaking to the media during a press conference after a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Feb 28, 2019.
US President Donald Trump speaking to the media during a press conference after a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Feb 28, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

WASHINGTON - Even the President's toughest critics at home concurred: Mr Donald Trump was right to walk away from the Hanoi summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, though several criticised him for having been there at all.

The bipartisan consensus over his foreign policy move stood in stark contrast to the fiercely partisan bickering following his former lawyer Michael Cohen's explosive public testimony just the day before.

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