As the North Korean deal crumbles, Donald Trump’s foreign policy looks worse than ever

After getting hosed by Kim Jong Un in Singapore, Trump does Putin’s bidding ahead of their Helsinki summit.

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Upon returning from his summit meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, President Trump triumphantly told the world:

He was very excited about his “agreement” and couldn’t stop praising Kim for weeks afterward, apparently convinced by his braying sycophants that he was a shoo-in for the Nobel Peace Prize. It was obvious that he had offered up the cancellation of American military exercises without consulting anyone (which we later found out was on the advice of Vladimir Putin) and had gotten nothing but vague, empty promises in return.

But I think even the most cynical among us assumed Trump had probably bought some time with his pomp and pageantry, if nothing else. Surely, there would at least be a short pause, with North Korea giving some space to the South Koreans and the Chinese to ratchet down the tension and give the real negotiators a chance to put together some kind of agreement more in line with those that had been done in the past.

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