Kim Jong Un is 36. Trump is 72. Trump literally got played by a brutal dictator half his age and twice as smart (though, in fairness, being twice as smart as Donald Trump is a pretty low bar).
Trump gave Kim Jong Un got everything — his long-desired photo op, legitimacy, praise from the U.S. president for his “talent,” good personality and how much he “loves his people” (who he brutally enslaves and murders) and even extras he had not planned on, such as a pledge for the United States to stab long-time allies Japan and South Korea in the back with his pledge to scale back U.S. military presence (after a phone call with Vladimir Putin, but without consulting Japan, South Korea or even his military advisors) and Trump saying he “fell in love” with, and all Trump got were vague, undefined, non-specific, non-verifiable generalities and some symbolic gestures such as returning remains that have deep personal significance to affected families but are not strategically or militarily critical.
If Trump could have gotten a deal with North Korea that was anywhere near half as good as what Obama got with Iran (along with England, Germany, France, China and Russia — a broad seven-nation international coalition) we would never hear the end of his bragging.
As it is, Trump failed miserably at the “Art of the Deal” and we still have to endure his bragging.
May 31, 2017