With very mixed messages coming from the U.S. and North Korea, what is actually going on? Claims of Trump canceling the summit as a negotiating tactic are being banded about, but instead could it actually be a press tactic? By cancelling the press won’t build up the meeting, there won’t be all the media attention setting impossible targets and expectations for weeks before.
A last minute attendance could play well, “Generous Trump extends the hand of friendship”, “Trump saves the deal with North Korea”.
After Mr Moon’s surprise visit to the North and the subsequent statements from the South and North. It feels very much like there is will from both sides to make this happed. The U.S. are still sending a team to scope out the location in Singapore. All these hint at the summit still being on in all but name.