Perhaps the argument is less that the rich are too rich than it is that the government is too poor.
Most negotiators work toward an end point. With Trump, however, there is no end. His counterparties may think they have reached an arrangement with him. But they never do. He always comes back with more demands.
In a world that is far from the one inhabited by Gary Cooper in "High Noon," there are essential boundaries – decency, honesty, integrity – that are eclipsed when the one wearing the sheriff’s star is on the bandit’s side.
Trump was becoming increasingly focused on Iran and, to a lesser extent, Venezuela. He launched a ruinous trade war against China and threatened Europe with the same. There was simply no time for his good buddy Kim.