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5 Things to know about the Trump, North Korea summit

5 Things to know about the Trump, North Korea summit

President Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea meet for a social dinner Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi, for their second summit meeting. | Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Hanoi, Vietnam as part of a summit meant to pursue denuclearization and a lifting of sanctions.

While President Trump expressed optimism going into the summit that a deal would be reached of denuclearization in return for a removal of sanctions, eventually the meeting ended without such a deal being reached.

Here are five important things to know about the Hanoi meeting between Trump and Kim. They include reasons for why the summit ended without a deal, comments over the death of an American student, and what some are saying about the meeting’s results.

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