I cannot imagine what must be going through the mind of Bomb ‘Em All Bolton at the conclusion of the Two Dictator’s Play Date.
Trump got chumped and Kim got a win. From the morning email thingie from Tiger Beat (emphasis mine):
SOME BIG NEWS … THE PRESIDENT — who said he had not slept for the previous 25 hours — said he wanted to get U.S. soldiers off of the Korean Peninsula. “War games,” as Trump called them, will stop. Trump added that the bombers that participate in the military exercises come from Guam, a six-and-a-half hour flight, which costs the U.S. a lot of money.
…and I’m sure that cost savings will make NK’s probably nuclear targets of Japan and South Korea really happy.
In addition to giving up those security measures, Comrade Stupid also gave human rights abuse Exhibit A Kim something much more valuable: a lot of photo-op propaganda and validation. Trump returns empty handed, but knows where he will build Trump Tower and condos:
“As an example, they have great beaches. You see that whenever they’re exploding their cannons into the ocean, right?” Trump said at the news conference.
“Wouldn’t that make a great condo? … You could have the best hotels in the world right there. Think of it from a real estate perspective. You have South Korea. You have China. And they own the land in the middle. How bad is that? Right? It’s great.”
The Spice Must Flow.