To put a finer point on this, 90% of the punditocracy's commentary on the Singapore summit seems to be constructed with the goal of convincing people that Trump shouldn't get any credit for it—rather than rationally analyzing the merits and demerits of the "deal". https://t.co/lMHC1UyaDo— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 12, 2018
There are some very long back-and-forth threads on this if you follow the replies, but I don't care about the details of the summit itself so much as the overall trajectory of Trump's policy toward North Korea. I think the punditry on the summit misses the forest for the trees. https://t.co/EZJMKRZuvh— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 12, 2018
With each passing day, Trump gets more invested in the idea of having this meeting. He’s tweeting out nice things about North Korea. … Mike Pompeo, actually said on a Sunday morning show that Pyongyang had “allowed” joint US-ROK exercises, like anyone needs Kim Jong Un’s permission on these matters. The more Trump hypes up the meeting, the bigger the fall if it gets scrubbed. The president badly wants this to happen.
I want to thank Chairman Kim for taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people. Our unprecedented meeting – the first between an American President and a leader of North Korea – proves that real change is possible! pic.twitter.com/yF3iwD23YQ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018