The man Michael Cohen described as a lying conman who never expected to win the election and who referred to his campaign as the ‘greatest infomercial in political history’ has pulled America out of one international nuclear arms deal and is currently negotiating another with North Korea. According to the president, “The potential is AWESOME, a great opportunity, like almost none other in history, for my friend Kim Jong Un. We will know fairly soon — Very Interesting!” WaPo: Trump offers public embrace of Kim Jong Un as summit begins in Hanoi.

+ “Asked whether he’d walked back his vow to insist upon the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Trump said he had not … Questioned later whether he planned to declare an end to the Korean War, he said: ‘We’ll see.'” Here’s the latest from Vietnam.

+ The New Yorker: How Civilian Firms Fact-Check North Korea’s Denuclearization Efforts: “In the past, North Korea’s isolation might have allowed the Administration to present an unchallenged narrative. But, as commercial satellite photography has become significantly cheaper and more powerful—to the point that it rivals that of intelligence agencies—civilian experts have been able to monitor North Korea’s nuclear program. What they are seeing differs dramatically from what the Administration has been saying.”