Trump-Kim summit 2019: US president hails North Korea’s ‘awesome potential’ if only ‘my friend Kim Jong-un’ would denuclearise

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday in his latest bid to sweet-talk Kim Jong-un into giving up Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal, describing the North Korean leader as his “friend” ahead of their highly anticipated talks.Trump, tweeting from the JW Marriott Hotel in Hanoi where he is staying for the two-day talks with Kim starting this evening, said North Korea could become like Vietnam – also communist-ruled – if it decided to denuclearise.“Vietnam is thriving like few places on…