North Korea has a history of playing United States for a sucker. Trump has a history of suckering investors, as well as being sucked into trouble by his massive ego, exacerbated by his sketchy wheelings and dealings.
Trump is not accustomed to multi-lateral negotiations. He’s treating this Korean venture like one of his family-run, shifty one-on-one .business deals where he:
—cavalierly makes and breaks agreements,
—woos then stiffs creditors,
—promises the moon but fails to deliver,
—deceptively misrepresents his assets and abilities,
—refuses to pay and then threatens complaining workers with deportation, and
—ultimately is forced overseas in a desperate and vulnerable search for foreign bailout capital to rescue him from his multiple bankruptcy boondoggles.
All of which is complicated by a wary US financial system that has learned not to trust him and which therefore refuses to deal with him any longer (Enter an exploitive Russia and its seasoned cash-cow oligarchs).
Let’s hope Trump doesn’t follow the path of his casino catastrophes in Atlantic City. He is a reckless and inveterate playboy who shouldn’t be allowed to make America his ultimate play toy at the hands of a ruthless Korean family dynasty that also plays to win at all costs.
This potential “art of the deal” has got bad intents and impulses written all over it. It’s what America gets for electing someone unfit, poorly-suited and ill-equipped to serve.