February 25, 2024

Trump’s North Korea road trip: no backseat drivers please

The President must make it clear that now is not the time for mixed messaging

After first prematurely celebrating a historic “breakthrough” on the Korean peninsula, many American analysts and journalists have now made the snap calculation that Chairman Kim Jong Un plans to walk away from the June 12 summit with President Trump, replaying North Korea’s well-established pattern of raising tensions, probing engagement, and dashing hopes.

Perhaps. But as veteran radio broadcaster Paul Harvey used to say, what about “the rest of the story”?