It’s smart to remain skeptical of any denuclearization promises by North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un. But even the biggest skeptics have to admit that if this is just theater, it’s a pretty convincing production so far.
After a long, agonizing wait (especially agonizing for cable news reporters who had to fill many hours with nothing to say while waiting for it), a plane touched down around 2 a.m. at Andrews Air Force base outside Washington, D.C., carrying Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and three Korean-Americans who had been held captive in North Korea.
In a press conference yesterday, President Trump made it clear that he’s approaching any nuclear talks with North Korea in the same way he approaches business deals: if they don’t offer what he wants, he won’t take the meeting. And if they try to offer less than he’s willing to accept once he’s there, he will walk out.