“Instead of threatening muscular pre-emptive action against the North, Mr. Trump said he prayed that using military force would not be necessary.” In South Korea, President Trump dropped the fire and fury rhetoric and seemed to give credence to the notion that negotiations (that he once called a waste of time) could be effective: “Ultimately it will all work out. Because it always works out.” (That’s what I said right before the 2016 election…) From the NYT: No War Threats From Trump, Who Tells Koreans It Will All Work Out.