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Trump says he's "not going to be played" by North Korea

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Donald Trump in the Oval Office. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFPGetty Images

President Trump insisted Friday that he is "not going to be played" ahead of his planned peace talks with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, adding that past presidents have been "played like a fiddle" by the regime.

Context: Trump's comments, made during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House, come hours after Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in issued a joint statement calling for an end to the Korean war and denuclearization of the region.