While Trump’s tweets about Puerto Rico got the most attention over the weekend, his comments on North Korea might have a more significant impact: “Tweeting from his golf resort in New Jersey on Sunday morning, the President of the United States disparaged the effort to find a diplomatic solution to the nuclear standoff with North Korea. “‘I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man … Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!'” From Evan Osnos in The New Yorker: “Trumpā€˜s personalization of the conflict has introduced a new playbook that seems almost perfectly engineered to trigger Kim’s paranoia and animosity.”

+ Peter Beinart: Why Trump Humiliated His Own Secretary of State. And Eliot Cohen: Rex Tillerson Must Go.

+ “The move strengthens North Korea’s cybersecurity capabilities at a time of heightened tensions with the U.S. — and also reduces its reliance on China.” CNN: Russia just gave North Korea’s internet a big boost.