The New Yorker’s Robin Wright on Trump’s Curious Rendezvous with Kim Jong Un at the D.M.Z. “En route back to Washington, Trump tweeted, ‘Leaving South Korea after a wonderful meeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un. Stood on the soil of North Korea, an important statement for all, and a great honor!’ But, still, no concrete progress on wresting the world’s deadliest weapons from the world’s most brutal regime.”

+ There may not have been any concrete progress on limiting nukes, but there has been a lot of progress when it comes to boosting the global status of shunned dictators and genocidal maniacs. Or as Bloomberg put it, “It was a good few days to be an authoritarian leader.”

+ NYT: US May Settle for a Nuclear Freeze by North Korea. (John Bolton — who was not part of the NK visit — shot down this report on Twitter.)

+ Ivan-k-Pop: “Few Americans alive today have set foot inside North Korea, the isolated, nuclear-armed dictatorship sometimes called the Hermit Kingdom. On Sunday, Ivanka Trump became one of them.” And then came the memes. (We laugh to keep from crying…)

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