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Trump Pulls A Classic Power Move When Saying Goodbye To The North Koreans

Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics

Donald Trump met with the second most powerful man in North Korea at the White House Friday.

After a rocky entrance, every camera in the press corp was rolling as the president and the North Korean diplomatic gaggle departed the White House. North Korean diplomat Kim Yong Chol paused for a moment to confer with Trump through a translator.

The two men spoke as the diplomatic circles hovered around them. Trump then called over members of the North Korean diplomatic circle who he had not met and greeted them.

As Trump greeted them with open arms, the North Koreans bowed.

Trump did not bow, extending his hand instead. Trump shook the hands of the North Koreans, continuing conversation and ultimately inviting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over to send off Kim Yong Chol.

The greeting is a different approach than the one taken by previous administrations.