Pump the Brakes on Trump Meets Kim
March 09, 2018
We’ve all seen the breaking news. South Korea says Kim Jong-un wants to talk about denuclearization, and Trump has reportedly agreed to a meeting “by May.” This might be one of the weirdest chats in human history, if it happens, but we don’t believe anything substantive would come from it. Kim hasn’t come all this way with the nuclear program to simply give it up. He’s stalling or trying to win concessions. As Alex and I have said many times, the weapons are Kim’s guarantee that he doesn’t go the way of Saddam Hussein. We’d love to be wrong, and we’ll certainly keep watching.