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Stormy Daniels, it turns out, is no Kim Jong Un. She cannot get President Donald Trump to take the bait, but the North Korean leader appears to have mastered that task.

The porn actress who claims she had a consensual sexual encounter with then-reality show star Trump and later threatened and paid to remain silent cannot seem to bait Trump into responding to her Sunday “60 Minutes” interview, which raised campaign finance violation questions. But the North Korean leader got Trump to break his relative silence.

Trump has gone dark and — if he stays out of range of reporters’ questions about the porn actress, writer and director for a third consecutive day — perhaps officially underground. Rarely in his 15-month-old presidency has Trump not faced questions from reporters in some forum. But, according to his Wednesday schedule released by the White House, he is on track to do just that in the wake of Daniels’ interview, which was viewed by 22 million people.

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Trump used a Wednesday morning tweet to say Chinese President Xi Jinping conveyed a message Tuesday evening that the North Korean supreme leader has agreed to meet with the American president about his nuclear arms and long-range missile programs. Xi sent the message to Trump after secret meetings with Kim in China.

The Xi-Kim session “went very well,” Trump wrote, adding the North Korean leader told Xi he “looks forward to his meeting with me.”

Senior White House officials say no date nor location for the once-unthinkable Trump-Kim summit have been selected, and it appears direct contact with the North Korean government still has not occurred since Trump accepted Kim’s invitation for face-to-face meetings 20 days ago.

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As Xi’s message shows, his government has been among those sending messages back and forth between Washington and Pyongyang. And some foreign policy experts say Beijing or another Chinese city could be a top candidate to host Trump and Kim, largely because the North Korean leader likely would feel comfortable there.

As planning for that high-stakes meeting continues, Trump reiterated his warning to Kim that until those talks convene and the U.S. government is convinced Kim is dismantling his weapons programs, “unfortunately, maximum sanctions and pressure must be maintained at all cost!”

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In another tweet, Trump — who for months derisively called Kim “Little Rocket Man” and “a madman” — was upbeat about the potential meeting with the North Korean leader.

He wrote “there is a good chance that Kim Jong Un will do what is right for his people and for humanity,” adding: “Look forward to our meeting!”

In short, Trump views talks with a man he once threatened to attack — possibly with U.S. nuclear weapons — as a positive for him but rebutting the claims of a porn actress who dances at gentlemen’s clubs and legal experts say is less than a credible witness as a negative.

Meantime, the president also fired off a tweet Wednesday morning for his conservative base, trying to assure them their right to possess guns will not be stripped.

To drive home his point, the president started this Twitter post with all capital letters: “THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED!” He added that Democratic lawmakers “would like to see this happen.”

Trump appeared to be responding to morning cable news coverage of a New York Times op-ed by former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens published Tuesday calling for the Second Amendment to be repealed.

The GOP president’s response? “NO WAY,” he wrote, then urging gun enthusiasts to vote in November’s midterm elections. “We need more Republicans in 2018 and must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court!”

A number of political analysts are predicting a “blue wave” this fall that could hand Democrats control of the House and Senate. The president himself has even publicly mused that his popularity in some parts of the country might not be transferable to Republican congressional candidates.

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